As this book review is quick to point out, you don't hear a lot about Jacques Ellul these days. Heck, all I really know is that 1)he was French(duh) 2)he was a theologian and 3)he's a favorite of my Dad's. The former two tell me little; the latter speaks volumes.
So when I noticed the book review here of some of Ellul's work, it caught my eye. Check it out; you never know when the writer who will speak to you the most in life will decide to drop a quote or a manuscript in your hands, so always keep a watch out.