books i need to have:

Mar 18, 2009 by

i need a new book. i’m just not into the ones i have sitting on the bookshelves right now. here is my list of books i want to read:

Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile by rob bell. of course.

The Hurried Child by david elkind. an oldie, but a goodie. i think it’s so important to let kids be kids, let toddlers be toddlers…you know? i’m not trying to teach elias how to add and subtract at 3. this concept is so important to me. it’s not a race, and it’s not a contest. it’s a child.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by shane claiborne. heard about it. don’t know if it’s any good. has anyone read this one?

The Kite Runner by khaled hosseini. gave it as a gift, heard it was excellent, want to read it myself.

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God by dallas willard. again, a recommendation- has anyone read this one?

unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity… and Why It Matters by david kinnaman. saw this in b&n and it was really interesting. didn’t buy it. wanted to, though.

has anyone read any good books lately? i need some inspiration!

here is a suggestion for you:

The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally by david elkind. for all you moms or teachers out there. this book is AWESOME. dave and i each read it in one day and had such fascinating discussions on education, how kids play and learn, and much more.

go. read it.

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  1. Amber M. Bazdar

    Anything by Jodi Picoult — I have a few here if you want to borrow… PS: I am eating your greek pasta salad right now :)

  2. eliza{beth}

    The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical is an amazing book. He came to speak at Houghton back in 2007. And he was a great speaker as well. I highly recommend it.

  3. WitchyEditor

    I have a copy of the Kite Runner I’m trying to get rid of if you want it.

  4. Lauren

    Definitely recommend Irresistible Revolution. He is great!

    Kite Runner. Amazing.

    Suggestions: Reedeeming Love -Francine Rivers (oldie but goodie)

    Blue Like Jazz (another old favorite)

    Anything by Paula D’Arcy or Anne Lammott.

  5. emmy.

    I'm reading Middlesex and The Alchemist right now. Both of which are good. I'm also reading my A&P, Nursing Research, and Growth & Development across the lifespan books. I don't really recommend those for fun. Although I may check out your recommendation of David Elkind. We just had a discussion about letting children play in my class. Very interesting. Also very interesting the differences in parenting. The Kite Runner is also on my to do list. The web designer for the Kite Runner's site is building my Love's website for his book. Now I must go read about the magnificent and mighty muscle, the heart :(

  6. ktabs

    i scooted on over here from Jessi’s blog, but thought I’d leave a comment.

    unChristian is SO good. very enlightening- talking about how “christians” view “christians”. it’s super interesting. buy it for sure.

    Kite Runner: excellent. a few sad scenes though.

    Redeeming Love: already mentioned. always good to re-read.

    Karen