I love reading and it’s my belief that reading is the key to … well, just about anything.
As someone once said, “Readers are leaders.” I think there’s a lot of truth to that.
I’ve written two posts on reading where I talk about the importance of books:
On this page, I’ll post what I’m currently reading. When I finish a book, I’ll do my best to transfer it into the Finished Reading tab.
- Next month I’m getting together with my college roommates. We graduated from Baylor 35 years ago. We have a Wild Kingdom reunion at least every two years. (For some crazy reason we named the house we lived in the Wild Kingdom after Mutual of Omaha’s TV show Wild Kingdom from the 1960′s.) We’ve gotten together every year for the past four. This year we’re doing something a little different. We’re reading a book before we gather and using it as a springboard for some of our lazy-day conversations. The book is The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People.
- This book was recommended to me by a friend who loves history, loves the land, particularly the mountains of the southeast, and loves the Cherokee people. It’s written by the author of Cold Mountain. Charles Frazier’s craft of using the English language to paint breathtaking pictures is about as fine as I’ve ever experienced. It’s a book about coming of age, love, betrayal, cultural changes—namely the forced relocation of the Cherokee nation—politics, growing old, life, death, and so much more. I’m not quite finished but I’m completely captivated by it. Thirteen Moons: A Novel.
- I first became acquainted with this topic by listening to Andy Stanley’s 5-part series called It Came From Within. (I can’t find it on iTunes anymore. I think they rotate the content.) After that series Andy wrote a book by the same title. It’s been since renamed Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You. I listened to the audio version, which was very good. It would have been outstanding if Andy would have read it himself. I am now reading through the hard copy of the book. I can’t recommend it highly enough. His treatment of guilt and anger are more than worth the price of the book.