A couple of weeks ago, those of us in the Portland area spent a very pleasant evening discussing James Davison Hunter’s To Change the World. Pat was nice enough to host us and lead us through a discussion on the book. At the end of the evening, we decided that we enjoyed it enough to do it again.
Two books were suggested for the next discussion. Someone had the audacity to suggest that we discuss a book that has something to do with the Bible (silly thought). And, John Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate was proposed. James McGrath has some comments on the book along with links to other people who have blogged on it (the Jesus Creed series is particularly helpful). And, BioLogo has a post that Walton wrote in response to one review along with a video interview.
The other book that was suggested was N.T. Wright’s After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. Like everything he writes, this book has generated a lot of interest. You can check out Brian’s review, along with reviews by Scot McKnight and Michael Horton.
Either one of these would be quite interesting. So, here’s the question. If you think you might be able to attend an evening of quality biblical/theological interaction at Pat’s house some evening in July, which of these two books would you rather discuss? Or, is there another significant tome that you would like to recommend for consideration?