Books I’m Reading

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?

douglass 2Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight

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).

homeThe Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the Love of the Father by Matt Carter

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.

resetReset by David Murray

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.

mlk2Letters to A Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Bryan Loritts

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.

schreinerCommentary on Hebrews by Thomas R. Schreiner

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.

rickThe British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson

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.

natureCharacter Sketches from the Pages of Scripture, Illustrated in the World of Nature, Vol. 1

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 It’s outdated, but we’re always looking for animal books that help us see God’s design and glory evident in creation.

Published by


You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @IndyCrowe for the short & sweet stuff.

2 thoughts on “Books I’m Reading”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s