I’m reading more these days than I have in years, and feeling relieved that I’ve finally found the discipline within myself to put down my smartphone and pick up a bound book at times. I’ve always been an avid reader, but in recent years I fell into a careless habit of relaxing by reading blog posts and news articles and social media during my free time instead of delving into a book. Fortunately I’ve been able to make a shift in the other direction again, and I’m once again enjoying the brain stimulation involved in committing to finishing a longer work.
The stack waiting for me at my bedside currently includes:
- Blog Inc. | Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
- Surprised By Scripture | Engaging Contemporary Issues by N. T. Wright
- Sacred Marriage | What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? by Gary Thomas
- Every Bitter Thing is Sweet | Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Haggerty
- Strong Women, Soft Hearts | A Woman’s Guide to Cultivating a Wise Heart and a Passionate Life by Paula Rinehart
- Go to Church, Change the World | Christian Community as Calling by Gerald J. Mast
- Create Your Own Money-Saving Adventure | by Malea Politis Johnson
- Trim Healthy Mama Plan | The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health and a Slim Waistline by Pearl Barrett & Serene Allison
- The Myth of a Christian Nation | How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church by Gregory A. Boyd
- Jesus Wants to Save Christians | A Manifesto for the Church in Exile by Rob Bell & Don Golden
- Humans of New York | Stories by Brandon Stanton
Some of these have been on my bookshelf waiting to be read for several years, and my recent KonMari attack brought them to my attention. The ones on this list are the ones I still wanted to read badly enough that I decided to keep them, at least for now.
You can keep tabs on what I’m reading and loving on Goodreads. My goal is to get through the stack by the end of 2015. Then, I can make a new list for the new year! What would you recommend that I add?