Here's what I read in the months of June and July. As usual, all reviews are Twitter-short.
You Lost Me by David Kinnaman
Backed by Barna research, You Lost Me provides significant insight into Millennial spirituality. Fast-paced. Very practical. A must read.
The Consolation of Philosophy by Ancius Boethius
An excellent 6th century study in the problem of evil and the nature of true happiness. I loved the blend of prose and verse.
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
Parallel to Ender's Game. Great story about exceptional children, group dynamics, bullying and space warfare. (also read Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon and Shadow of the Giant)
A Call to Spiritual Reformation by DA Carson
Pray more, prayer more deeply, pray more biblically. Pray more like Paul. A slow, dry book, but useful.
Christians at the Border by M. Daniel Carrol R.
Carrol wants to challenge Christians to think about the immigration conversations as Christians. This is the best book on immigration I've read.
Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Think Freakonomics meets Outliers. This book breaks down our desire to raise good kids and the techniques we use to pursue that goal. Eye-opening.
Samson and the Pirate Monks by Nate Larkin
Larkin shares his story of addiction, loss and redemption. Along the way, he offers a roadmap for a highly structured men's discipleship groups.
Bloodlines by John Piper
Piper's book on racism fails on many fronts, but is honest and shows flashes of theological insight. Most significant because of who wrote it.
The Shaping of Things to Come by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch
Great glimpse of the thinking, passion and theology behind the missional church movement.
In Progress ...
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet Spy by Eric Metaxas
Paradise Lost by John Milton