booksEvery once in a while people ask: “What are you reading right now?” Or, “Can you recommend a book to read?”

So, without further ado, allow me to put them into the same basket … stuff I am currently reading, read in 2014 and a few things I recommend.

  • Unbroken (A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption) … Laura Hillenbrand
  • Prayer (Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God) … Tim Keller
  • Knowing God … J I Packer (I read this every year!)
  • The Good Shepherd (A Thousand Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament) … Kenneth Bailey
  • Speaking of Jesus (The Art of Not-Evangelism) … Carl Madearis
  • Quiet (The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking) … Susan Cain
  • Connecting Christ (How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths) … Paul Louis Metzger (Paul is a former student of mine @ Valley Lutheran High School)
  • Transformed (Learning to Live a Life of Faith) … Barry Voss (former member of Lord of Life, a mission partner over the years.

In addition to all of these there are a number of secular books and authors I read. Someday I will make a few suggestions from this list!

Until then, happy reading!