Mid-Year Best Books

Typically, best book lists come at the end of the year. But because everyone (including me) is spending more time at home and possibly more time reading, I thought I would share some of the books that have blessed me over the last six months.   Yours Jack: Spiritual Direction from C. S. Lewis by C….

Why You Should Listen to Pilgrim’s Progress

In response to our strangely interrupted world, my Bible study group began meeting on Zoom. Since not everyone joined on Zoom, we decided to look for something new to read and return to our regular study when we could meet in person. The book we chose to study was John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. A few…

2019 Best Books I’ve Read

This year, my reading was affected by two knee replacements and the accompanying medication that made it hard to concentrate. But I still managed to squeeze in over 100 books. I already wrote about the Chronicles of Narnia that I listened to and reread after my first surgery. They will always be at the top…

A Month’s Adventures for National Book Lover’s Day

Exactly one month ago on July 9, I had a second knee replacement surgery. In the following  days, I haven’t been far from my house physically, but I have had some wonderful adventures reading books. Today, August 9, in honor of National Book Lover’s Day, here are some adventures you might want to take also….

A Month of Healing in Narnia

On March 1, I had knee replacement surgery and began the process of recovery. For most of the month of March, I slept only a few hours at a time and in between, I would ice my leg, get comfortable on the couch, and listen to the Harper Audio version of the Chronicles of Narnia….

2018 Best Books I’ve read

This has been an interesting year for me in reading, with books ranging from spiritual themes to cultural contrasts to biographies, with a few mysteries thrown in. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered a recent  article on the Gospel Coalition titled Why J. I. Packer Reads Mystery Novels (Or in Defense of Light Reading). …

Best Books 2017

For me, a favorite aspect of the end of the year is the many lists of best books published by Christian thinkers and organizations. They make me almost as happy as this picture of my grandson! If you want to see a comprehensive collection of lists in one place, check out this page that Tim…

Retrospect on the Jesus People Movement

I recently celebrated a milestone 70th birthday, which got me thinking about 1970 and the major transformations in my life that occurred then. I’ve described that experience in my testimony, which you can read here. My experience in the early 1970’s was just one drop in the flood of the Spirit being poured out on…