Here’s a “coffee is hot” disclaimer for you: The fact that I’m reading a book does not mean that I endorse its author, its content, its publisher, its cover designer, or the retailer from whom I bought it. Just that I’m reading it. So that’s out of the way…
I don’t pretend to be a great reader, but I enjoy reading immensely. My reading choices are usually determined by what I’m preaching at the time. However, in addition to study for my pulpit ministry, I try to read for personal enjoyment and edification or to keep abreast of what’s going on in the world. Plus, I believe you must read well to write well. I love classic novels. (There’s a reason people are still reading Austen, Hugo, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Melville, and Hawthorne.) Sometimes I read children’s books that my girls are reading, to share the experience with them. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it.) I’m working to give more attention to reading Christian biographies and books about missions. But, you know how it goes: reading lists are often more of a wish than a fact. I have four young daughters and a wife, after all.
As I read these books, I’ll occasionally make posts about things I think are really good or really bad. When I’m finished, I’ll try to do a quick review. (The links below are to Amazon, so you’ll have to do a search of the title here on the blog to see if I’ve addressed a particular book. You can find MTC book discussions here.) I’d welcome feedback here or on the posts devoted to particular books. The benefit and pleasure of reading are enhanced, I think, by interaction.
The following are books I’m reading now (some more, some less):
The following are books which I’ve recently read, some of which I’ve discussed at MTC: