So I will try to do some counting.
Number of books I own:
It is hard to sort out the books that collectively and exclusively are mine but I think that it is somewhere around 400. Many are just sort of “ours” as in belong to anyone in the family who wants to read them. Some are exclusively mine – even Leo does not want to read them and vice versa. Most of these are not books for our reading enjoyment – more like reading for our work.
Last book I bought:
I bought three last time I ordered from Amazon.
A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
The Out Of Bounds Church by Steve Taylor
The Last Word and The Word After That by Brian McLaren
I haven’t had time to read any of these yet.
Latest books I am reading:
I read more than one book at a time. Some can’t just be read through fast – you know.
Plan B by Anne Lamott
The World According to Chuck by Chuck Sigars
Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey
Knowing God by J I Packer
Devotional Classics by Richard Foster
And of course one that I am sure you will want to rush out and purchase right away – Systemized Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics by McLaughlin, Bennett and Trevisi.
Last book I read(and have finished):
Keep Sweet by Debbie Palmer. I just finished this one – a gift from the author. It is her story of growing up as a cult member and victim of abuse in Bountiful, BC.
Five Books that mean a lot to me:
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller I’ve read this once on my own, once with a study group. I liked it so much I gave a few copies away.
Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller I guess I just like his writing style besides the message he wants to get across in this book.
Seal Up The Thunder by Erin Noteboom. I enjoy her poetry and check out her blog regularly. These poems have their origins in Biblical literature. I think one of my favorites is her “Revelation” that starts the book off.
The Sacred Way by Tony Jones. It is a good resource for me on the spiritual practices – practical advice as well as the history behind the practices.
Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning. I read this book recently and learned from it at a time when I am very much needing to trust.