Jake’s One Book Meme
Jake, at The Blah Blah, just got tagged with the One Book Meme. But since a book meme doesn’t really make sense to post on an mp3 blog, I offered to let him guest post here. Here is how Jake responded:
1. One book that changed your life:The Cross and the Switchblade, by David Wilkerson – He goes into the inner-city gangs of New York with the gospel, almost gets killed, and changes kids’ lives. What more could you ask for?
2. One book that you’ve read more than once:Disciples are Made, Not Born by Walter A. Henrichsen – I didn’t choose to read it multiple times (but it is very good). I was in a number of groups that used this book about making disciples.
3. One book you’d want on a desert island:The Ultimate Guide to US Army Survival SKills – 962 pages of pure survival goodness.
4. One book that made you laugh:Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road, by Donald Miller – It takes a little time to get rolling, but once the story picks up speed, you’ll laugh as Donald and his buddy road trip half-way across America and find God in Oregon.
5. One book that made you cry:A Walk Across America, by Peter Jenkins – a great, encouraging, well-written true-life story that will make you laugh, cry, and want to travel the world. I cried hardest when his dog died, for whatever that’s worth.
6. One book that you wish had been written:A Foundational Retrospective History of Egalitarian Cross-Cultural Movements among Endangered Hybrid Systematic Elves of Upper Norway. Either that or some really well-written, engaging novels based on Biblical stories and characters, some books that bring everything to life.
7. One book that you wish had never been written:The Koran (not even deserving of an Amazon.com link) – This book has destroyed so many people’s lives. I couldn’t think of a better one to permanently delete.
8. One book you’re currently reading:Light Force: A Stirring Account of the Church Caught in the Middle East Crossfire, by Brother Andrew – amazing stories and inspiring stuff about Christians making surviving in Muslim territory.
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock, by Andrew Beaujon – a non-Christian journalist’s perspective on the Christian music scene.