If you know me, you know I love books. Last week, I finished Jeff Pearlman’s Football for a Buck, which tells the story of the United States Football League. Pearlman is a great writer, I’m a sports nut, Donald Trump is part of the USFL’s story, and that made this interesting book more timely that it otherwise would’ve been. I also finished Michael Connelly’s latest Bosch and Ballard novel, Dark Sacred Night. I read everything Connelly writes. He’s a master of crime fiction, and Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters in literature.
Amazon’s released their February Kindle deals. Here are a few notable books:
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
- Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
- Savor: Living Abundantly As You Are, Where You Are by Shauna Niequist
- How to Have That Difficult Conversation: Gaining the Skills for Honest and Meaningful Communication by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
- The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton
- God in my Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God by Ken Shigematsu
- Fasting (The Ancient Practices Series) by Scot McKnight
- Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity by Ronald J. Sider
- The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. by Clayborne Carson
These are all either two or three bucks. The Name of the Rose is a detective novel, set in a monastery. I read it about ten years ago and enjoyed it. We’re using the Shigematsu book in my covenant group at Truett Seminary, and I think it is excellent. If you’ve struggled to formulate an approach to the spiritual life that works (meaning, in the past you’ve tried, got frustrated, and felt like you failed), you might want to check it out. I’ve enjoyed reading Henry Cloud, and thought those topics might be relevant to a few of my friends. Sider, McKnight, and Merton are authors I appreciate.