Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Okay, so tell me what you think.

Here's a list of the books that I keep wanting to read but never have time to as a medic (or should I make that a very slow reading medic).

I'm looking to get advice as to which i should read first, if you've read one and it wasn't that good so I can axe it from the list, or if there's books I REALLY need to add.

In no particular order:

1. The politics of Jesus by John Yoder

2. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman

3. Christi-Anarchy by Dave Andrews

4. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

5. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

6. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere

7. Technopoly: the surrender of culture to technology by Neil Postman

8. The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul

Alright those are just the ones that spring to mind again and again, there's others of course that i want to read but these are the ones that seem to stick in my mind. Any suggestions? Thoughts? Help me out here, I'll probably only read one or two by the end of the year (if I'm REALLY doing well that is).



niddler said...

Me personally, I'd recommend Driven Beyond the Call of God by Pamela Evans, but then again if you're in far too busy... maybe it's not the book for you (he said, ironically).

michael said...

thanks matthew, I'll have to have a look at that.

Mark said...

Ooh ooh ooh! I vote for "Amusing Ourselves to Death." The only books on that list that I've read are the two Postman books, so take that for what it's worth.

Also, we should talk sometime.

Krissy said...

So, the only one I've read is The Cost of Discipleship, but I've heard of Amusing Ourselves to Death, so those are the ones I'd go for by default. Or if you want an easy, fun, fictional, fantasy, satirical read I'd recommend Terry Pratchett, especially those with Samuel Vimes =] How's life otherwise?

tom said...

I'd go for one with pictures. All my books at the moment have far too many words in. I'm getting fed up of that representational system's hegemony.