I realize I have shamefully neglected to regularly post in this blog. My apologies but I have been focused on my other blog, Dance Upon Injustice: Embracing The Daily Call. Check it out to see the amazing shift that has happened in my spiritual and professional life.
I have had the pleasure of putting a dent in that reading list I posted around mid-July. I’m going to do some reviews of the books I felt strongly about but here’s an update of the success I had.
Here Are the books:
1. God’s Politics – Jim Wallis
– Phenomenal book! By far, my favorite read of the entire summer. I strongly suggest finding a copy and pushing deeper in your understanding of faith, scripture, and politics.
2. To Be Real: Telling The Truth and Changing The Face Of Feminism – Rebecca Walker
– I definitely suggest checking this book out. The first time I read it I was around 18 and I was not yet a Christian. My identity regarding feminism and faith have since evolved and I saw the book in a new light. I may not agree with it all but I certainly respect and appreciate it.
3. Simple Spirituality: Learning To See God In A Broken World – Chris Heuertz
– Chris is one of those people that I am so honored to call a friend. His heart and intellect will challenge you.
4. The Clinic – Jonathan Kellerman
– Entertaining. But I wish I had gone with a different book from my list.
5. Blue Like Jazz– Donald Miller
-I read through this book with a summer book club. I loved the book but I loved my time with the people in the group more.
There were 17 books on the original list but I got distract by some other books and veered off course. I suppose 5 out of 17 is a small dent but I think I made some good alternative choices.
Counted Righteous In Christ– John Piper
The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience– Ronald J. Sider
Oliver Twist– Charles Dickens
Did you read anything good this summer? Anything I should steer clear of?
Again, sorry for the absence. I will become better at juggling the two blogs. Scout’s honor!