Christians Should Read Great Fiction – Here Are 8 Books For Your July 4 Weekend

Christians should read fiction.  Not only that, they should read great fiction.  The Christian who reads great fiction will find a rich source of instruction in the spiritual life - perhaps even more instruction than can be found in devotional literature. I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by a family that cherished reading.  From … Continue reading Christians Should Read Great Fiction – Here Are 8 Books For Your July 4 Weekend

Is God In Cyberspace? (Reflections on Tom Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”)

“Is God in Cyberspace?” Tom Friedman says that’s the best question he’s ever received on a book tour.  He didn’t have a ready answer - it sent him thinking, pondering, asking other people.  A good question deserves the respect of patience, wrestling, and consideration.  Friedman could have given an impromptu answer.  Instead, he queried others. … Continue reading Is God In Cyberspace? (Reflections on Tom Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”)

The Leverage Of Lifelong Learning: Reflections on Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”

The future belongs to those who seize the abundant and free opportunities to expand their skills. Tom Friedman, in his book Thank You For Being Late, argues that lifelong learning has become an essential mindset for everyone who wants to survive and thrive in the global economy.  The forces of technological development and global communication … Continue reading The Leverage Of Lifelong Learning: Reflections on Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”

The Power Of The Pause: Reflections on Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”

This post is the second in an extended review/reflection on Tom Friedman's Thank You For Being Late.  See the first post for an introduction and index to the series Who has time to pause?  Our era is characterized by exponential change, rapid growth, and a dizzying array of competitive options for our attention.  Tom Friedman’s Thank … Continue reading The Power Of The Pause: Reflections on Friedman’s “Thank You For Being Late”

Book Review: Thank You For Being Late by Thomas Friedman

For the past 15 years, Tom Friedman has been writing books explaining the changes of our world to his generational cohort - the Baby Boomers.  His latest installment, Thank You For Being Late is attracting all the expected approbation from the punditocracy.  It was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s “10 books to read now” … Continue reading Book Review: Thank You For Being Late by Thomas Friedman

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

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”