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Book Spotlight: March 2021

by | Mar 3, 2021 | Arts & Culture, Featured Stories, Resources | 0 comments

by Jim Killam | 2-minute read

These recommendations all can be found in The Scroll Resource Center. The Scroll is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays; Wednesday evenings; and Sunday mornings.

Pastor Luke Uran recommends:

The Imperfect Disciple by Jared C. Wilson.
Pastor Luke says: “This book was written for those of us who aren’t perfect (that’s you and me). Wilson writes about his own personal struggles and shortcomings as they pertain to living a life of discipleship focusing on a “to-do list” rather than in the grace and love of the Savior.”

$9.75 in The Scroll (cheaper than Amazon)

What Are You Going to Do With Your Life? By J.D. Greear
Pastor Luke says: “J.D. Greear wrote this book as a personal follow-up to John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life. I really enjoyed this book and the emphasis on fulfilling the Great Commission no matter what vocation the Lord has called you to.”

This book is now just $5 in The Scroll.

Culture: Living as Citizens of Heaven on Earth, by A.W. Tozer
Pastor Luke says: “This is a great book with short chapters from various Tozer excerpts that share how followers of Jesus are to approach culture and continue to be the church in the midst of what is taking place in the world.”

Pastor Josh Pardee recommends:

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien

From the book’s Amazon page: “What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to “dress modestly,” we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty—that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry.

“Drawing on their own cross-cultural experience in global mission, O’Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.”

Send a Card, Choose a Book

The Scroll also carries greeting cards with encouraging Scripture messages, which can be a good way to brighten someone’s day, reminds manager Sue Nelson. Sue also can recommend books for you or your group’s particular need or interest.