Bobby Valentine preaches for the Southside congregation in Milwaukee, blogs about living the topsy-turvy life under God’s rulership here and is one of the most challenging Biblical thinkers and writers I’ve been blessed to encounter. As homage to him, and because I’m also a voracious reader, I will imitate his defiance of the numerical stipulations on the following questions. Also, I will make the appropriate disclaimer here: Count the Bible as the primary answer to any question where it would be applicable (1,2,3,4,5,8).

One book that changed your life? Mere Christianity by CS Lewis; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

One book that you’ve read more than once? A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving; Traveling Light, by Max Lucado

One book that you’d want on a desert island? Prayer – Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster; Hut-Building, Fishing, and Tropical Agriculture for Dummies, edited by Bob Vila, et al

One book that made you laugh? What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey; Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson; Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

One book that made you cry? Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington; Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card; What’s So amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

One book you wish had been written? Lectio Divina – How to Let God’s Word Change Your World from A to Z

One book you wish had never been written? In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado; Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche

One book you’re currently reading? Unveiling Glory: Visions of Christ’s Transforming Presence by Jeff Childers and Frederick Aquino; Celebrating the Wrath of God by Jim McGuiggan; Bright Orange for the Shroud by John D. MacDonald

One book you’ve been meaning to read? The Last Word – Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of Biblical Authority by NT Wright; Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause by Jeff Shaara; Song of Susanna by Stephen King

I’m supposed to tag five other people, but I don’t really know that many other bloggers. So here goes: Gary Kirkendall, Ray Bowman, David Cook, Tim Archer … TAG! YOU’RE IT!

in HIS love,


About Nick Gill

orphan-poet-adoptee-soldier-prodigal-servant-husband- counselor-desperate seeker after my Father's face "I feel my body weakened by the years as people turn to gods of cruel design. Is it that they fear the pain of death, or is it that they fear the joy of life?" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Posted on 18 August, 2006, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Stoned-Campbell Disciple

    Great list Nick. I appreciate the kind words too. What about Lucado’s book did you not like?Shalom,Bobby Valentine

  2. Basically that his ‘fellow-ship’ metaphor implicitly approves the splintered nature of the body of Christ. Everyone’s in their own part of the ship, everyone’s happy there, so let’s just keep it that way. It seems the only thing that will get the passengers together would be an iceberg, but Max doesn’t get into that.in HIS love,Nick

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