I have three different sets of books. There are the early morning spiritual books, the ones that stay with my journal and my Bible. Then there is the non-fiction one I keep in the kitchen and read over breakfast and lunch. And then there are the memoirs and novels that sit by my bed and accompany me to sleep each night. Here’s what I’m reading right now:
Lessons in Chemistry.
This novel has been a bestseller for months, so I am definitely late to the party. And the cover made me think it would be far more frivolous than it was. It’s the story of Elizabeth Zott, a chemist battling the sexism of the 1950s through a cooking show on television. It is both an easy read and a compelling depiction of the challenges women face to be taken seriously. Lessons in Chemistry
All My Knotted-Up Life.
I’m loving this poignant, gorgeous memoir by Beth Moore. She writes so well that somehow even the ugly truth that needs telling comes out beautifully. All My Knotted-Up Life
Okay, I haven’t actually started this one yet, but it is next on my list as I continue to try to understand the myth of the meritocracy in America. Bootstrapped
The Sermon on the Mount.
I’ve spent the past few weeks slowly moving through Jesus’ sermon recorded in Matthew 5-7, and John Stott’s commentary has been my guide. It is rich and deep and convicting and inspirational all at once. It makes me see how frequently I turn away from God’s way of being and also how much I want to walk in that way. The Sermon on the Mount
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership.
I’m slowly making my way through this helpful guide for leaders who want to keep their souls alive and well for the long haul. I thought it might just be for pastors, but I would say it is highly worthwhile for leaders in any profession. Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership
Do you read fiction and non-fiction? What’s one book you are loving right now? One book you’re aspiring to read?
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