Thursday, August 03, 2006


I don't know if you've noticed or not, but I haven't been posting regularly. I really don't have a reason for not posting, just excuses.

Excuse #1 I'm a busy man.

Excuse#2 I've been away, which means I had a lot of catching up to do when I got back.

Excuse#3 I'm a lazy man. Hey! maybe that's a reason.

Excuse#4 I'm not a smart man. I have great difficulty with expressing my thoughts in writing. For example, I've been trying to write a post on Luke 13:23 for a while now, and it still doesn't read right.

But anyway, to my surprise, while I was bouncing along in slacker heaven, I got tagged! Good ol' Terry Stauffer, of NEW LUMPS fame, put the 'hit' on me.

Ordinarily, it wouldn't be a problem for me to answer these questions about books since I recently did a post on books and reading. However, after reading Terry's answers to these questions, I'm a little embarrased by my light -weight (by comparrison) responses. I guess Canadians are deep thinkers (with the obvious exception of Bugblaster).

O.K. Enough whining. Here are my resposes:

1.One book that changed your life:
Early in my Christian life, I was greatly influinced by A.W. Tozer, E.M.Bounds, and Leonard Ravenhill. However, I would have to say that DON'T WASTE YOUR LIFE by John Piper, is currently having a great impact on my life. The more I read it, the more I am convicted and motivated .

2.One book that you've read more than once:

3.One book that you'd want on a deserted island:
Since it's a deserted island, Let's Go Soul Winning by Jack Hyles is out of the running. If I had to choose one book only, it would have to be a Bible. If I had to choose only one book besides the Bible, it would probably be STUDIES IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

4.One book that made you laugh:
WHAT LOVE IS THIS by Dave Hunt, because it was given to me by a pastor who had invited me to preach a revival in his church. He gave me the book just before I went to the pulpit on the 2nd night of the meeting.

5.One book that made you cry:
WHAT LOVE IS THIS by Dave Hunt for the same reason listed above and for it's content.

6.One book that you wish had been written:

7.One book you wish had never been written:
Can I say the same one again? WHAT LOVE IS THIS.

8.One book that you are currently reading:
GETTING THINGS DONE by David Allen. This book arrived by mail yesterday from my son Steve. I started reading it immediately. It looks like it's going to be very helpful. Hopefully it'll hep me git stuff did.

One book that you've been meaning to read:


David said...

"Mr. McCandles, I thought you was dead."

Don't know why, but that's what I thought when you popped up in my Bloglines.

Matthew Celestine said...

'What Love is This?' is abit weak in places. A far better book arguing for a similar theological position is 'Beyond Calvinism and Arminianism' by Gordon C Olson.

Gordon said...

You aren't a big fan of Dave Hunt are you?

stauf46 said...

Hey, that's pretty good!

There wasn't a rule about not using the same book more than once, but there should have been!

I'm not deep, but I've learned to fake it pretty well.


Neil said...

I try to fake deep thinking, but there is no fooling a Weaver.

Garry Weaver said...

Was dead in trespasses and sins, but now quickened together with Christ.

How's that for a witty retort?

dyspraxic fundamentalist,
Thanks for visiting. "WHAT LOVE IS THIS?"is not just weak, it's flat out wrong.
By the way, what does dispraxic mean? Sounds pretty bad. I told you I'm not a smart man.

What would give you that idea?

Did I kinda cheat?

Garry Weaver said...

I didn't mean to offend. I was jist kiddin'. Hope you ain't mad. Don't cry. You're so deep, I hardly understand a word you write. Now there, does that make you feel better?

Jeremy Weaver said...

Chosen But Free is another great book.


Neil said...

Forget it Pastor Weaver. We are estranged. But that's not a new thing. I haven't liked you ever since you mocked my makeup.

David said...

That's pretty good. Jacob McCandles' reply was, "Not hardly," but then, he wasn't the theologian you are.

Matthew Celestine said...

Dyspraxia is a disability that makes people very clumsy and makes it difficult to follow instructions.

D.J. Cimino said...

I loved number 4... funny funny!

DJP said...

Loved the post.

Garry Weaver said...
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D.J. Cimino said...

Bro. Weaver... thanks for mentioning STUDIES IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. I had never heard of the book, but after a little research on it its on my list. Thanks!


Joe said...

How can you say that you are not a smart man?

I'm not saying you are or you aren't, I just wonder how you can say it.

Garry Weaver said...

I really am a smart feller. I use self-deprecation to trick my readers into saying nice things about me. So far it hasn't worked too well, but I keep trying.

Joe said...

Do you consider that a smart tactic?