Even though I spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms in March, I didn’t read much.
But here are 3 books that I did finish and that I can I heartily recommend, including a 1-minute video review.
Books I Recommend
1. Two Fish
Discovering the God of Immeasurably More
by Adam Walker
Here’s a glimpse into both the practical and the spiritual sides of my friend and Christian brother Adam Walker. Both sides are inspirational. Both sides are what makes House of the Harvest work so beautifully as a food pantry in our community. Read the book and you’ll also discover other sides to Adam: humility and appreciation and godliness and more.
“We know it’s the food that brings people. If there is no food, there are no families at the door. If there is no food, there are no volunteers. If there is no food, there is no opportunity for ministry to be done every Saturday morning at 9144 Wall Triana Hwy. in Harvest, Alabama.
But God continues to provide the food, and as long as He does, we will continue to model seeking Him with all of our being and loving everyone as perfectly as we are capable, even if they aren’t like us. Prayer, Love, Food…in that order. It’s what we do.”
2. Tell Me More
Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say
by Kelly Corrigan
It wasn’t what I expected. It’s more a series of stories (I obviously didn’t read the subtitle). But once I settled in, I enjoyed the musings of Kelly Corrigan on life and death and everything in between.
“I was lucky to know Liz that well, to know anyone that well. You can’t be really loved if you can’t bear to be really known.”
The 12 hard things to say? They are:
- It’s like this.
- Tell me more.
- I don’t know.
- I know.
- I was wrong.
- Good enough.
- I love you.
- No words at all.
- This is it.
3. The Time Is Now
A Call to Uncommon Courage
by Joan D. Chittister
“Our world waits for you and me, for spiritual people everywhere—to refuse to be pawns in the destruction of a global world for the sake of national self-centeredness.”
Whew–and so it begins. This book is heavy. But hopeful. Sister Joan Chittister brings a challenging voice that she wants us to echo.
“We are here to seed the present with godliness so that others may someday reap the best of what we sowed.”
Hidden Biases of Good People
by Mahzarin R. Banaji
- The Universal Christ
How a Forgotten Reality can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe
by Richard Rohr
A Sexual Reformation
by Nadia Bolz-Weber
- Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram
A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation
by Adele and Doug Calhoun, Clare and Scott Loughrige
- The Fifth Risk
by Michael Lewis
- The Christian Atheist
Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn’t Exist
by Craig Groeschel
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What good book have you read this month? Please share in the comments.
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