A Serious Read: Blessed are the Peacemakers by S. Jonathan Bass

This week, I finished reading Blessed are the Peacemakers by S. Jonathan Bass.   What’s the big idea? Bass tells the story of the writing of Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  His main goal is to flesh out the lives and careers of the eight clergymen who were named as “recipients” of … Continue reading A Serious Read: Blessed are the Peacemakers by S. Jonathan Bass

2016 Summer Reading: Books by Eugene Peterson, Leif Enger, and Sky Jethani

Warren Buffett, the investing genius known as the Oracle of Omaha, says he spends 80% of his day reading. Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft reads for an hour every night before he goes to bed. Dave Ramsey, the immensely popular author and radio host, reads a book a week. It has often been … Continue reading 2016 Summer Reading: Books by Eugene Peterson, Leif Enger, and Sky Jethani

I Should Have Loved This Book, But I Didn’t: A Review of “Ready Player One”

Full disclosure:  I am a Gen Xer.  An 80s geek-child. I spent my teen years as a Trek loving, comics collecting, D&D playing, all-things-Spielberg fanboy.  I geeked out on EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth (the original ride, with the Walter Cronkite voiceover).  I saw the original Dune in theaters and liked it.  When other kids went out … Continue reading I Should Have Loved This Book, But I Didn’t: A Review of “Ready Player One”

Monthly Mini-Reviews: books by Joel Osteen, Will Durant, Miles Unger, and CS Lewis

52 books this year - that’s my goal. If you’ve been following on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you know that I check in with a photo each time I complete a book.  It’s turning out to be an interesting little community project - I delight in the commentary that follows each book selection.   Over … Continue reading Monthly Mini-Reviews: books by Joel Osteen, Will Durant, Miles Unger, and CS Lewis