What I Read During May

May 31, 2014

in the generous life

During May I read a handful of books. They are all library books, so the selection is a bit eclectic.

Encounters with Jesus by Timothy Keller
This is an amazing book. It felt a bit like reading C.S. Lewis. Keller’s writing style is somewhat different, but there is that same thoughtful heart. I was deeply touched by his perspectives on grace. It would be a great book for the intellectual that has doubts about the Savior.

All In by Mark Batterson
This hard hitting book is all about giving your all to serving God. I like his stories and his perspectives on grace (this was the month about grace for me). It was very motivational (get off the bench and genuinely serve others!). If you’re feeling sidelined or lacking in motivation, this would be a good book.

I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers by Tim Madigan
Twelve kleenex warning! This is an absolutely delightful book about the relationship between a journalist and Mr. Rogers. I picked it up because I enjoyed Roger’s long running show for kids. He always seemed a bit awkward, but he was so kind and gentle with children (and I loved the “how things are made” segments). It was a very sweet window into the life of a television icon.

The Splitting Storm by Rene Gutteridge
I enjoyed this murder mystery novel. It has Christian perspectives, but none of the usual unrealistic dialog (can you tell I’m not a fan of Christian novels?). All in all, I’ll probably read more novels by Gutteridge.

Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn
This was a fun murder mystery told from the perspective of a dog. It felt a bit frenetic at times, but given the doggy perspective (squirrel!) it was well done.

What books are you reading that have blessed you?

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  James Bryce

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The Art of Simple: 7 tips to help you read more (& love it) An appropriate link for today.  :)

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Marriage Gems: Why Kindness Matters in Marriage It really does matter.

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