Next up on the nightstand:
- St Thomas Aquinas – biography by G. K. Chesterton
- Find Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham
- Kabul24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson
- The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson – current audio book
Progress on last month’s list? All done! And I finished these BEFORE embarking on other books that came my way. That makes 3 large multi-month books accomplished.
- Finish John Adams by David McCullough for Book Club in September. I got through school thinking Washington, Adams, and Jefferson all got along really well and had similar goals. Now I find they may have had similar goals but they had very different ideas about how to get there. It was somewhat comforting and somewhat disturbing to see that politics haven’t changed much in 200+ years.
- Finish Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. Very convicting book about what contentment is and why murmuring is a sin. I would say my murmuring is one aspect that is being worked on this year by events and readings. He ends with this advice – make a good interpretation of God’s ways towards you. Well put.
- Fearless by Max Lucado for Thomas Nelson Bloggers. Good book, see my review here.
- Let Go by Sheila Walsh for Thomas Nelson Bloggers
- The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny – #3 in the Three Pines mysteries. Another great book with Inspector Gamache and the people of Three Pines. Very interesting and brings a few strands to closure.
- Finished The Divine Comedy audio book from ChristianAudio.com. I find the concept of Purgatory fascinating and the levels in Paradise were also thought provoking. I did fine with the audio book, but I can see this taking a year to read with really good notes to catch all of the innuendos and track all of the many characters he meets.
- Into the Looking Glass by John Ringo – borrowed from a relative – good science fiction with quirky humor. This was a good book. Lots of science and aliens, plus good humor and military action.
Other books read:
- The autobiography of St. Frances of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton – Interesting writing style. Next up is St. Thomas Aquinas.
- Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson – this was an audiobook freebie from June. I interrupted it to listen to Eat This Book and The Divine Comedy. It was a great book and I’m glad I got back to it.
- Dante: A Life In Works was an interesting biography of Dante showing what we know of his life from what he wrote. And how we even know what he wrote due to others who preserved his writings.
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Interesting story, glad I read it, all 800+ pages.