Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Radical Disciple by John Stott

I think I first heard about John Stott on Twitter. Someone probably quoted from him. I was intrigued and googled him and ended up purchasing the most compelling title from bookdepository.com.

I chose this book because I wanted to be a radical disciple for Jesus Christ and wanted to see what he had to say about being one. I'd previously done a spot of research on the author and discovered that this was one of the last books he wrote and it's a distillation of his life's experiences. How precious that is.

The book has a total of 8 chapters, namely,

1. Non-conformity
2. Christlikeness
3. Maturity
4. Creation-care
5. Simplicity
6. Balance
7. Dependence
8. Death

I dived into the first chapter as I really want to be a non-conformist and it's was a pretty decent read. I continued reading a chapter each night and I really liked it.

Some of what's written I already know but most of it was a refreshing read.

I'd recommend this to anyone who'd like to be a radical disciple for God.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Just finished the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy last night. It's awesome!

As much as I wish to, I shall not do any spoilers here, so read on.

The story picks up where the first book leaves off and throughout the entire book, we see how the Capitol works to subdue the rebellion Katniss had inadvertently started at the end of the games.

It's a good book to read even on its own as Collins has infused bits of the first book into the second to help the uninitiated catch up. Even so, read the trilogy in the proper order to get the most out of it.

I would recommend this book to more than just youths as it is a truly compelling read, with equal parts action and romance.

Go get your copy of Catching Fire today!