January 2nd, 2015

Answer for question 4178.

Do you or have you ever collected anything? If so, how did you get started? If not, would you like to start a collection of something?
I collect books and CD's. I have always loved books, but only really started collecting books when I had a regular source of income. I have always loved music and have been collecting music for many years first in cassettes and now in CD's.

cont. books read during the Year 2014

July 2014
"Travels With Herodotus" by Ryszard Kapuscinski
"The Great And Holy War: How World War I Became A Religious Crusade" by Philip Jenkins
"Acts" New Testament VI Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited by Esther Chung-Kim & Todd R. Hains
"Austerlitz" a novel by W. G. Sebald
"John 1-12" New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Craig S. Farmer
"The Complete Works Of Isaac Babel" Edited By Nathalie Babel
"Johannine Discipleship as a Covenant Relationship" by Rekha M. Chennattn
"A Theology of John's Gospel And Letters" by Andreas J. Kostenberger
"The Four Fingers Of Death" a novel by Rick Moody
"Time Of Need: Forms Of Imagination In The Twentieth Century" by Williams Barrett
"Making Things Better" a novel by Anita Brookner
"The Gospel Of John: A Commentary" by Frederick Bruner
"Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]
"The Roads To Zion" by Hugh Of Balma

August 2014
"Medieval Exegesis: The Four Senses Of Scripture" Volume 1 by Henri De Lubac
"The Roads To Zion" by Hugh Of Balma "Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]
"Expelled from Eden: William T. Vollmann Reader" Edited By Larry McCaffery & Michael Hemmington
"John 1-12" New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Craig S. Farmer
"Up In The Old Hotel" Short Stories by Joseph Mitchell
"The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz 1957-1987"
"Lost in the Forest" a novel by Sue Miller
"Five Works" by Octavio Paz
"On Contemplation" by Guigo De Ponte "Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]
"Flaubert: A Biography" by Frederick Brown
"Flaubert" a biography by Geoffrey Wall
"The Novels Of Flaubert: A Study of Themes And Techniques" by Victor Brombert
"Flaubert's Parrot" a novel by Julian Barnes
"A Theology of John's Gospel And Letters" by Andreas J. Kostenberger
"Augustus" a novel by John Williams

September 2014
"Flaubert: A Biography" by Frederick Brown
"Austerlitz" a novel by W. G. Sebald
"On Contemplation" by Guigo De Ponte "Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]
"Augustus" a novel by John Williams
"Flaubert's Parrot" a novel by Julian Barnes
"John 1-12" New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Craig S. Farmer
"The Novels Of Flaubert: A Study of Themes And Techniques" by Victor Brombert
"On Contemplating God, Prayer & Meditations" by William of St. Thierry
"The Golden Epistle" by William of St. Thierry
"Exposition On The Song Of Songs" by William of St. Thierry
"The Heartsong of Charging Elk" a novel by James Welch
"Flaubert" a biography by Benjamin F. Bart
"Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts" by Roger Shattuck
"The Beauty & Glory of Christian Living" Edited by Joel R. Beeke

October 2014
"The Beauty & Glory of Christian Living" Edited by Joel R. Beeke
"Antaeus Journals, Notebooks & Diaries" Edited by Daniel Helpern
"Developing Healthy Spiritual Growth" by Joel Beeke
"Flaubert: A Biography" by Frederick Brown
"John 1-12" New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Craig S. Farmer
"Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts" by Roger Shattuck
"Flaubert" a biography by Benjamin F. Bart
"Madame Bovary" a novel by Gustave Flaubert
"A Theology of John's Gospel And Letters" by Andreas J. Kostenberger
"The Gospel Of John: A Commentary" by Frederick Bruner
"Postcards from Ed Abbey Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast" Edited by David Petersen
"The Novels Of Flaubert: A Study of Themes And Techniques" by Victor Brombert
"The Wonders Of The Invisible World" Stories by David Gates
"About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made" by Ben Yagoda
"The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant" by Michael J. Gorman
"History and Spirit: Understanding Of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac
"Updike" a biography by Adam Begley
"Toward The End of Time" a novel by John Updike
"Laura Warholiz or, The Sexual Intellectual" a novel by Alexander Theroux
"Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery" by G. K. Beale & Benjamin L. Gladd
"Reading Backward: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness" by Richard B. Hays

November 2014
"Reading Backward: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness" by Richard B. Hays
"John 1-12" New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Craig S. Farmer
"A Theology of John's Gospel And Letters" by Andreas J. Kostenberger
"History and Spirit: Understanding Of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac
"The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant" by Michael J. Gorman
"Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery" by G. K. Beale & Benjamin L. Gladd
"Laura Warholiz or, The Sexual Intellectual" a novel by Alexander Theroux
"Reappraisals: Reflections On The Forgotten Twentieth Century" essays by Tony Judt
"Shark" a novel by Will Self
"Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" by Tony Judt
"The Second Letter To The Corinthians" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by Mark A. Seifrid
"A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology" by J. Richard Middleton
"Salvation Applied by the Spirit: Union with Christ" by Robert A. Peterson

December 2014
"Shark" a novel by Will Self
"History and Spirit: Understanding Of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac
"The Second Letter To The Corinthians" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by Mark A. Seifrid
"Writers On Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times" edited by John Darnton
"Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" by Tony Judt
"Reading Backward: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness" by Richard B. Hays
"What Ever Happened To Modernism" by Gabriel Josiporici
"Previous Convictions: A Journey Through The 1950s" a memoir by Nora Sayre
"The Beauty And Glory Of The Holy Spirit" Edited by Joel R. Beeke & Joseph A. Pipa Jr.
"Salvation Applied by the Spirit: Union with Christ" by Robert A. Peterson
"Bad News" a novel by Edward St. Aubyn
"Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery" by G. K. Beale & Benjamin L. Gladd
"God Has Spoken: A History of Christian Theology" by Gerald Bray
"A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology" by J. Richard Middleton
"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 "Preface and Books 1-5" by Gregory the Great [Translated by Brian Kerns OCSO]
"Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church" by George E. Demacopoulos
"The Times Of My Life and My Life with The Times" a memoir by Max Frankel
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

He speaks to us as children

It is now in the flow of existence 11:29 AM late Friday morning. Outside this morning it is 33 degrees and partly sunny.

I have had a normal morning thus far. I wrote in my blogs and wandered the house.

I got up this morning around 7:34 AM and made myself a pot of coffee. I messed with our main computer and then made myself oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary. Carol got around 8:30 AM to tell me she was ready to come home. She is now off from work for three nights.

I listed this morning the books I was reading last year 2014. I thought I would list the books by my main study desk that I am trying to read or have not taken down in the lower level yet.

"Language For God In Patristic Tradition: Wrestling With Biblical Anthropomorphism" by Mark Sheridan

"God Has Spoken: A History Of Christian Theology" by Gerald Bray

"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 "Preface and Books 1-5" by Gregory the Great

"History and Spirit: The Understanding Of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac

"A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology" by J. Richard Middleton

"Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery" by G. K. Beale & Benjamin L. Gladd

"Salvation Applied By The Spirit: Union with Christ" by Robert A. Peterson

"Previous Convictions: A Journey Through The 1950's" a memoir by Nora Sayre

"The Times of My Life and My Life with The Times" a memoir by Max Frankel

"Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" by Tony Judt

"Shark" a novel by Will Self

Last night I watched college football and went to bed around 10:30 PM. So existence keeps flowing by. I suppose I will close to wait it out. No way out.

I have been reading today a book titled, "Language For God In Patristic Tradition: Wrestling With Biblical Anthropomorphism" by Mark Sheridan. I have in my study a book edited by Mark Sheridan titled, "Genesis 12-50" Old Testament II Ancient Christian Commentary On Scripture Edited By Mark Sheridan.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Answer for question 1499.

Do you prefer communicating via phone, text message or email? Does using a certain one change your behavior? (I.e. Is it easier to flirt via text than over the phone? Are you more business like in email etc.?)
I communicate by talking to someone face to face. I rarely send e-mails to anyone. I do not own a cell phone so I do not text. I have a land phone but no one to call.