Here’s what’s been on my reading list lately:
*Well, before we begin, I must whine a little about having to read over 3,000 pages of notes and books on the history of doctrine and various theology subjects this summer. Yikes – it was a bit overwhelming…
And one more reminder that on my blog, SAS stands for Short Attention Span (which is what I totally have) – I’ve kept these reviews short and sweet, but am only mentioning books I think worthy of your time.
Prince Caspian -SAS Review: Book four of the Chronicles of Narnia series introduces Reepicheep and focuses on a battle between Aslan and the Telmarines. Great Lewis quotes. Great characters and analogies. One of my Top Goals of Being a Mother, besides raising functioning members of society, was to read out loud through the entire Narnia series with my boy. We have three books to go. And I could totally make myself tear up thinking about the times we’ve had reading through these together. I honestly will treasure them forever.
Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull-SAS Review: Written by Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney Animation, this management/leadership book is interesting because it gives insight into the development of Pixar. Management and business books are definitely a top fave genre of mine, so I’m eating this book up. Some of the platitudes are not original – but the way he implements ideas and owns up to ideas that didn’t work make the book interesting.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah– SAS Review: Two sisters in France during World War II. One sister joins the resistance, while the other stays home with her daughter, waiting for her husband’s return. The storyline keeps your attention, and this book was one of those rare ones that brought tears to my eyes. Some language, and the topic and events that occur are heavy.
And since I mentioned at the top that I read all that theology, let me mention my favorite theology book of the summer: Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves – SAS Review: Accessible book regarding the Trinity. Reeves brought out terrific points about who God is as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and how they are fulfilled in their glorifying the other. Beautiful picture of love and a great presentation of Trinitarianism. Notably, Reeves made me laugh during this book – and any theology book that weaves in humor on such a deep subject gets automatic five stars from me.
The other books in the picture are ones I’m dying to get to… don’t you just love a great stack of books waiting for you? What books are in your to-read pile??