The last time I solicited ideas for new books, I got some pretty great responses that I happily took under advisement. Now as we approach the holiday season, I’m at it again. I just finished reading (and loving) The Racketeer by John Grisham. I’ve always loved JG, but spending three years in Charlottesville (where JG lives) really solidified my respect for him as an author, but more importantly, as a person. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a JG talk where he spoke in detail about the story that inspired him to write The Innocent Man. I always enjoy his books and now that I’m finished with his latest, I need some new reads.
Oh, I do have one more recommendation for you. About two months ago, I finished The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He Doesn’t Exist. The title drew me in and I was instantly intrigued. The book was fantastic and really did a great job of exploring the ways that Christians sometimes profess their devotion, but live as if everything in their lives is directed by them, instead of God. It really encouraged me to hear Pastor Craig Groeschel’s struggle with this himself. I’ve been recommending it to people for awhile and I’d recommend it to anyone who is feeling stagnant in their faith.
As we move into the holiday season (Thanksgiving is next week! Crazy!), I’d love to have a stack of four or five books in my queue. What have you been reading lately that you really enjoyed? Anything on your “to read” list that you think I might like? Thanks in advance!