I loved every minute of listening to this book. I have worked hard in the last year at developing appreciation for the depth of biblical stories by exploring the human element. For a long time, too long, I’ve committed the sin of seeing people in bible stories as pawns in a theological lesson. And my theology informed how I read these stories, rather than me humbly allowing the stories to shape me.

This particular story was the fascinating, imaginative, fictional yet informed telling the story of Jesus’ childhood from his point of view. The story was essentially the unfolding of self-discovery that Jesus went through as he left Egypt (where his family fled when Herod was killing every boy under the age of two) and returning to Israel.

The story was amazing and because of how good it was, I was very eager to read the author’s notes at the end of the book which have been, possibly illegally, reproduced in their entirety here.

  1. Outliers (read)
  2. The 7 Triggers to Yes (read)
  3. East of Eden (read)
  4. Duma Key (listened)
  5. Past Caring (listened)
  6. Jesus Wants to Save Christians (listened)
  7. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible by Jonathan Goldstein (read)
  8. Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice (listened)
  9. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (read)
  10. The Go Point (In progress, reading)
  11. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
  12. Peopleware
  13. Back of the Napkin
  14. Over the Edge of the World (Magellan’s terrifying circumnavigation of the globe)
  15. Lisey’s Story
  16. The Time Paradox
  17. The Creative Habit
  18. Revolution by George Barna
  19. The Relational Way
  20. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  21. Spin Selling
  22. Genesis
  23. Exodus
  24. Leviticus
  25. Numbers
  26. Deuteronomy
  27. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  28. Emergency Sex
  29. Founders at Work (http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2007/book-review-founders-at-work/)
  30. E Myth Revisited
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