This has been a season of very fruitful reading for me. In the last 6 weeks I've read a lot of books. (See the list below)
I also had the opportunity to spend time with a group of men at Joseph Holbrook's annual Readers' Retreat. A group of 11 men gathered to talk about books that have been important to us in the last year. We talked about the ideas we found helpful and the questions the books stirred in us. The men listened well to each other, pushed when they needed to push and encouraged throughout it all. Though we gathered around the books, the significant connection wasn't with the books but with each other. This is one of the most meaningful elements of reading: connecting with other readers.
So, what are you reading? I'm on the lookout for new books to pick up and for people to talk with who're reading the books I'm reading. Post a comment below or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter.
And here's what I've read in the last 6 weeks:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton
The Man Who Knew Too Much by GK Chesterton
The Ballad of the White Horse by GK Chesterton
Surrender to Love by David Benner
The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner
The Deeper Journey by Robert Mulholland
The Life of Antony of Egypt and Other Writings by Athanasius
Living in Christ's Presence by Dallas Willard and John Ortberg
Seeing Through the Fog by Ed Dobson
In Search of Deep Faith by Jim Belcher