Some books should be blog posts, some blog posts should be tweets, some tweets should remain thoughts.—Devin Maddox (via Twitter)
What happens when you’re reading a book and you think, there’s just not a whole lot here? There’s a whole series of books out there that fit in this category, the ones that have a good idea, but not enough to warrant being an entire book:
- There’s a big idea that you get entirely in the introduction, and the rest of the book is just restating that big idea.
- There’s the book that was a sermon (just one), which isn’t enough to flesh out to 200+ pages.
- There’s the book that started as a TED Talk, and probably should have stayed that way.
Listen in as we share a few of the best/worst of these books, and Barnabas reveals the depths of his love/obsession for Leif Enger, on today’s episode.
What we were reading while recording this episode
- At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider
- Peace Like a River and Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
- Superheroes Can’t Save You by Todd Miles
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About the hosts
Aaron Armstrong is the author of several books and screenplays, most recently Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer, Brand Manager of The Gospel Project, and co-host of its podcast, The Hero of the Story.
Dave Schroeder is the VP of Marketing for B&H Publishing Group, contributor to LifeWay Books, and a lover of many books.