Finished Reading

By now, you should know that 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:

How to Create Your Own Personal Reading Retreat

and

How Many Books are You Reading? 

You may want to check them out.

On this page, I’ll post what I’ve finished reading, or just stopped reading. (Some books aren’t worth finishing.)

This list isn’t intended to be exhaustive. I’ll add to it from time to time.  It’s my hope you will find it interesting, inspirational and somewhat helpful.

  • This is the book that Michael has recently written. I’m so proud that it made the New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal’s Bestsellers lists. If you are someone who has something to say or to sell, this book is for you. Check out Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.
  • 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.
  • Last year I got together with my college roommates. We graduated from Baylor U over 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. Last year we did something a little different. We read a book before we gathered and used it as a springboard for some of our lazy-day conversations. Let me just say, we had some fascinating discussions. The book is The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People. Check it out.
  • 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 completely captivated by it. Thirteen Moons: A Novel.