Sunday, September 02, 2018

Books Read - August 2018

Last December I set a goal to read 30 books during 2018. I also decided, for the sake of accountability, to post what I'm reading to my blog and facebook. I'm happy to say that after eight months I'm up to 28 books.

Here's what I read in August.

Necessary Endings, by Henry Cloud
You may know that I have stepped down as pastor of Neighborhood Church. This was a very difficult decision, and this was one of the books that helped to give me the courage to make it.

In Search of Deep Faith, by Jim Belcher
I absolutely loved this book. My only regret is that I did not read it before we went to Europe. The book is about the author's family's 9 month trip to Europe. He tells the stories of C.S. Lewis, William Wilberforce, Vincent van Gogh, Corrie ten Boom, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, among others. Highly recommended!

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis
Speaking of C.S. Lewis, after reading Jim Belcher's account of his life, my family decided to read this book out loud together. We had never read any of the Narnia books, but knew the stories of the first two quite well and thus decided to begin with this one.

And then three novels...
Artemis, by Andy Weir
I didn't think this one was nearly as good as his first novel, The Martian, but it was still entertaining.

Hellbent: An Orphan X Novel, by Gregg Hurwitz
I like listening to books like these while I'm working around the house. Nothing I have to think too hard about, but entertaining nonetheless.

The Broker, by John Grisham
I've read this one a couple of times. Same as above. Plus it's set in Italy.

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