Thursday, January 23, 2020

What are you reading?

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how I have not been reading much last year and that I wanted to catch up on it this year.

And catch up I certainly did. I was so much on the roll that I read 6 books in just half a month. 

I began with Bruce K. Waltke's Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? followed by the rest you see below. The sequence is quite logical as I progressed on from one book to another. 

Then I wanted something a little lighter and decided to read Tolkien's The Hobbit. I'm still at it. It started off quite good and fun but got dreary as it moved along. The story gets harder and darker. Just like Bilbo, I wished he was back in his hobbit-hole in The Shire. And just like him, I'm good just staying at home with no adventures. And yes, this is how boring I am.

As a result of reading NT Wright's The Case for the Psalms: Why They are Essential, I started another reading plan in the YouVersion bible app to read the whole of The Psalms in 31 days. I am on track with the plan but I do find myself glossing over the Psalms at times and thought I should read it together with a good but simple commentary. I must say, I have many commentaries on The Psalms but Derek Kidner's TOTC version would be a good one to start with. 

Then I found this in my stash - Walter Brueggemann's From Whom No Secrets are Hid: Introducing the Psalms. I started reading it and it's really good.

However, I also have these two books still hanging in there unfinished. 

I'm still holding on to Jay Heinrichs's Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion. It's a difficult but good read, and I do need to acquire the skill of persuasion and so I will get back to it soon.

Finally, it's this one by Bonnie Hagemann - Leading with Vision: The Leader's Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision. It started off well but I'm not too sure if I'll get back to it though. 

There, my reads and current reads. 

What are yours?


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