It’s been another quarter, so time for another update on the books I’ve read:
- Master Leaders, by George Barna
- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller
- Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath
- FYI: For Your Improvement, by Michael M. Lombardo
I’m currently reading:
- The Divine Commodity, by Skye Jethani
- Forgotten God, by Francis Chan
- The Dark Side of Leadership (I set this one aside and need to get back to it)
- The Two Towers, by J.R. Tolkien (to my boys)
On my nightstand to read next:
- Something in fiction. Didn’t Grisham write something recently? The comments from last time strongly urged me to diversify my reading list.
- Made to Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath
- The Missional Leader, by Alan Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk
I think the one I’m most excited about is my devotional for the year: Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God, by Bobby Gross. I have a heavy dose of Anglican in my Presby-Baptist upbringing, so I have an appreciation of and periodic exposure to a variety of kinds of liturgy but no real knowledge of the Christian calendar.
Tomorrow I will begin celebrating Lent for the first time, and I’m excited by the prospect. In fact, I’m trying to determine what I should fast.
- Watching sports? That would probably be the most costly, with the Olympics on now (and my pending visit to the Olympic city) and March Madness on the horizon.
- Facebook? That might be good. Costly, but I’m not totally addicted. I would lament the ability to maintain relationships there… in fact, that’s probably not something I’m willing to set aside.
- Desserts might be good, or maybe chocolate specifically?
- How about caffeine or Coca Cola?
- Perhaps I need to starve my news junky side. No web news or newspapers. That would be painful but good for me.