Here are a few of the books I’m reading right now. Some of these are books I’m reading for myself and others are being read slowly in groups. What are you reading?
This is the third biography I’ve read on Douglass, one of my American heroes. Because of its length, I”m mainly listening to it as I drive in the car. It won a Pulitzer Prize in History, and David W. Blight is an excellent historian on the Civil War era (you can listen to his entire Yale course on the Civil War via ITunesU).
Though many of us might be familiar with the story of the prodigal son, we rarely slow down to consider its details. Carter helps us see God’s love for us in new ways through this excellent book.
Our staff is reading this together. Since ministry will wear you down (evidenced in the high number of burnouts and moral failings seen today), we’re trying to be proactive in caring for our bodies and spirits as a team.
The elders at our church are reading and discussing this over the next couple of months. The book includes King’s famous letter as well as a number of chapters by various pastors reflecting on King’s words and how they apply to the Church today.
As I lead a Bible study in Hebrews, I’m consulting several commentaries, but this is the one I’m reading in its entirety. It’s the first from this series I’ve read but it’s just the right combination of insightful without being too in-depth.
I’m a sucker for books on the American Revolution. This recent addition by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson is the first of a trilogy. It’s detailed, almost too detailed, so I’m both reading it and listening to it.
I recently started reading this book with my daughter. It’s outdated, but we’re always looking for animal books that help us see God’s design and glory evident in creation.