I have started a rather challenging book.... In fact, the name is "The Challenge of Jesus" by N. T. Wright.
It is quite good. The source for the material is a series of lectures given at an InterVarsity conference in 1999. The purpose of the book is to have you, the reader, realize the historical context that you read in the Bible.
I'll let you know more about it when it is finished.
The next one in the queue, however, has arrived. I pre-ordered it as I have been reading the authors blog for some time.
The title, "The Blue Parakeet" sound like a mystery novel or something. I read a bit of the first paragraph in the first chapter and he immediately had me hooked. Why?
When I was in High School, I went to a Christian camp in Muscatine, Iowa....
Why did that have me hooked? I went to that camp, Spring Valley Bible Camp.
I did read a few more pages and it looks good. Again, I'll let you know more as I finish reading.