Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall Reads

I'm gearing up for some fall reading. What is better than a cool afternoon on my porch wrapped up in a blanket with a cup of coffee and a good book? Here is my list of books I want to read this fall:

1. Mad Church Disease by Anne Jackson. Who is not been burnt or burned out that has worked in church? My sister, recuperating herself from burnout suggested this book.

2)Forgotten God by Frances Chan. His first book, Crazy Love has got to be one of my all time favorites! I love his writing style. He's blunt, and soul searching.

3)Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult. My sister got me totally hooked on her about a year ago. I have to admit, the last book I read, Harvesting the Heart was a bit of a dud, but I am usually deaf, dumb and blind to anything else in the world when I'm reading her.

4)Finally Alive by John Piper. Piper, oh how I love to read his books. They are deep, but rich. It takes me forever to get through them, but you are so more aware of who God is after reading his works.

5)Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions by Mark Driscoll. He is my absolute favorite preacher in 2009! I listen to his Sunday sermon every Monday. He is relevant, but uncompromising. I love his blunt manner.

What are you reading this fall?


meganluttrull said...

1. World Civilizations
2. The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume 2
3. Environmental Science

:( :(
Oh well, I'll have to live vicariously......

Angel said...

Um, okay Megan have fun! Not sure yet but I am ready for a good read. Just finished a book about a month ago, and you know how it is, you feel lost without a good book to read. There is one book that I read an article on in Newsweek, "The Magnificent Obsession" Procedures rituals, creeds: How in the world do they help you connect with God? By Anne Graham Lotz (2nd child of Billy Graham). She has been through it when it comes to church.... Never knew that! She makes a statement in this article that I like, '" I realized there is a difference between God's people and God".

Heather said...

I just picked up the book While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky - so far its pretty good. She is not as good as Picoult but she is pretty good. I enjoyed Crazy Love too, thanks for the heads up on his other book - I'm going to pick it up.

Amanda said...

Well, about 12 books on the topics of Systematic Theology, Church History and New Testament 1: The Gospels.

The books I am enjoying the most are:
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Confessions by Augustine (it's his autobiography written as a prayer to God, really cool)
and The Sermon on the Mount by Daniel Doriani

Also, for church history we're reading The Story of Christianity Volume 1 by Justo Gonzalez which explains how the church was set up from the end of the New Testament up until the reformation. He's a good story teller so it doesn't read like a history book.

Roxanne said...

1. Almost finished with Zechariah (studying the minor prophets)

2. Anything Karen Kingsbury. Just finished the Redemption series, and beginning the Firstborn Series (the 3rd series of her's I've read since August!)

Anonymous said...

Uhhh - I have a copy of People magazine but I'm really looking forward to picking up the next Star mag. - they do the entire cover on Patrick Swaze. Good stuff.

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