Thursday, August 02, 2018

Books Read - June and July 2018

In December I set a goal to read 30 books in 2018. I'm up to 22 at the end of July. I didn't write a post in June, so here are the books I read in June and July.

First, a couple of memoirs...

Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir...of Sorts, by Ian Cron
I've had this book on my shelf for several years. I wanted to take one paperback on our trip to Europe for times when I couldn't, or didn't want to, read my kindle. This was the book. It's a good read.

All Over the Place, by Geraldine DeRuiter
This is a travel memoir, and a hilarious one at that. I saw it in a bookstore a year or so ago and starting thumbing through it. I thought it would be a good light reading for the trip.

Next up, a couple of novels...

The President is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
I thought this was a really good novel. It's about the doomsday that could come with a cyber attack. It's definitely fiction, but it was a reminder that we do live in scary times.

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
I had read this book before, but since we were going to a few of the sights mentioned in the book I thought it would be good to read it again.

Finally, a variety of non-fiction...

American Kingpin, by Nick Bilton
This is the story of Ross Ulbricht, the guy who created the Silk Road, which was an ebay-like site where you could buy drugs, guns, and a slew of other illegal items.

Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot, by Mo IsomI read this book through the lens of a pastor but also as a parent. It is as honest an account of the power and destruction of sexual sin as I have read, but it's also the story of grace and hope. 

The Burden is Light, by Jon Tyson
Jon Tyson is one of the voices that I continue to listen to. This book juxtaposes the normal way of life with the way of Jesus. The topics are practical ones that impact us all.

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