Reading List: January and February

I've had a great time reading over the last two months (especially trying to read one old book for every three new books). Here's what I've been reading ...

Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

A call for churches to pursue clarity, alignment, movement and focus. What would happen if churches did "less" but also did "better?"

The Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates by Plato

Recounts the trial, temptation and noble death of Socrates. Reflects on metaphysics, citizenship and the afterlife. Fascinating read.

The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God by Stanley Hauerwas

"What is the university for?" Hauerwas' answer challenges how we think about society, economics, war, vocation and, of course, theology

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton describes the book well: "I am the man who with the utmost daring discovered what had been discovered before." That is, orthodoxy

And Here's the Kicker by Mike Sacks

Great interviews with humor writes from across the spectrum. Real conversations, helpful ideas and great stories

The Didache

Written in the 1st century, this guided the practice and life rhythms of the early church (kind of like an early Book of Common Prayer)

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

The Inheritance Cycle comes to a satisfying end as Eragon and Saphira discover true truth and battle the evil king.

"As You Like It" by William Shakespeare

Conflict. Wrestling. Mistaken identity. Lost love. Flirtation. Reconciliation and a happy ending. If only all the world was this stage ...

In progress ...
Matthew by Stanley Hauerwas
The Shaping of Things to Come by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost
"All's Well the Ends Well" by William Shakespeare
On the Priesthood by John Chrysostom

What are you reading?


  1. wow, thats an ecletic list

  2. I can't imagine it's too much stranger than yours. :)