What are you reading?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you have probably guessed that I really like books. My tendency is to read one-two a week, as my life permits. Because I am an introvert (to a frightening degree), it really is the best way for me to recharge and relax. Reading my Bible, reading good books by men like Packer, Piper, Bridges and more authors than is necessary for me to list, fills me with wonder and awe at the greatness of Jesus. (I’m kind of a “love the Lord your God with all your mind” kind of guy.)

And because I love books, I’m curious—What was the last great book that you read?

What are you currently reading?

What’s on your “to read” pile?

Looking forward to learning what you’re reading. Hope you enjoy the day with a good book and some good company.

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  • http://www.truthvox.com CJ Baer

    For me, even though I often steam through a book as fast as I possibly can, the best books are those that are savored. I agree with Lewis to the extent that sometimes a “good book” is not how it is written, but rather how it is read. I’m currently reading through Calvin’s Institutes and Luther’s Bondage of the Will, maybe only a paragraph a night, yet I try to take the time to chew on and savor every word. It’s not often that I find a book so deeply written that I am able to do this.

    However, as that was rather off-topic, reading right now outside of Calvin and Luther are a few by Malcolm Gladwell (blink, outliers, etc.), and the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I just finished Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg (I highly recommend it), and on the “to-read” pile is everything.


    • http://hardwords.wordpress.com Aaron Armstrong

      Thanks for the feedback, CJ. Savoring anything is something I’ve historically had trouble with, but the Institutes is one that I’ve been coming back to periodically, rather than reading regularly (partly because the pile just keeps growing – I had it down to nine books and it’s back up to 20-ish!).

      I’ve sometimes found the books I’ve enjoyed the most are the ones I can read two or three times and still get the same pleasure as I did the first time. Though the content is a bit sketch at times, High Fidelity is one of those, as are many of Driscoll’s books, and the Narnia series.