Thursday, February 12, 2009

Two books (actually 5) added to my library

Preemptive: made so as to gain an advantage when an enemy strike is anticipated

Let me clarify the terms:
  • the advantage - one of intelligence and planning
  • the enemy - boys
  • the anticipated strike - wanting to date my daughters

I have 4 daughters. My oldest is 10. It won't be long before 'the enemy' comes knocking on my door. So I decided to take preemptive action and bought a few books for strategic planning. The 2 books I bought are both authored by Josh Harris: I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl. The rest of my plans are classified.

Sovereign Grace Ministries is having a great sale at their bookstore. They are selling all their books for $7 and all their CDs for $6 and they give a great discount on international shipping. This is where I picked up these 2 books as well as Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin, When Sinners Say "I Do" by Dave Harvey and Living The Cross Centered Life by C. J. Mahaney.


  1. Hey Jude, I suppose this is every father's nightmare.

    But as an older, protective brother, I made my sister read Harris' "I Kissed Dating Good-bye". I read it when I was in high school and it really helped shape my biblical view of relationships.

  2. If you haven't seen it already, you might want to take a look at my blog where I critique Harris's book. One of my biggest concerns with the book is that he gives a one sided view on his philosophy almost like a salesman selling a product. He "forgets" to mention the defects of his approach and the problems it has caused over the years.
    "I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Wisdom or Foolishness?"

    If my blog does nothing else but makes one think about this alternative vs. blindly accepting it as better then it has served its purpose.