I am loving my summer books!
Just a quick update about the new stuff since I posted my spring reading wrap-up only last week.
52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday: And Why the Truth Is So Much Better
Look out for this one! I’m on Lie 18, and already this book may make my Top 12 Books in 2012 (although I’d prefer eliminating this from the title “…Heard in Church Every Sunday” because it’s lies we believe about spirituality in general, not just church). Very gospel-oriented, i.e. grace-filled, about finding our sufficiency in Jesus, not ourselves.
Stopping Stress before It Stops You
Dr. Kevin Leman
Yeah, so I’ve been feeling stressed lately. This one has been a freebie on my Kindle for awhile. So now’s the time. Is it helping yet? Maybe a little. :-)
The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible
I’ve had this on my list for a few years. Finally quit waiting on the public library to get it, and just bought it. A good investment so far!
Hell: A Final Word
I read his much longer book The Fire that Consumes a few years back and was forced to take a new look at scriptures about hell. This new book comes out concurrent with an independent film on Fudge, “Hell and Mr. Fudge,” which I’d like to see, especially since he’s from my neck of the woods—on several levels.
Through Painted Deserts
It’s one of his earlier books. I’m not liking it as much as some of his later works, but that’s okay (I tend to skim details about scenery anyway, just so you know).
The Hidden Life of Prayer
Reading this with Challie’s Reading Classics Together. It’s not ground-breaking, but it does encourage me to pray more often so that in itself is good.
Finished from May’s nightstand
The Gospel of Yes
The Truth about Grace
By Faith, Not By Sight
An autobiography by the blind American Idol top 8 finalist in 2009. A very good book!
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What book have you enjoyed lately?
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