I love books. This summer I look forward to / hope for a chance to read more: to slow down a bit from my normal routines of rapid school reading and instead to have time to soak in ideas and truly wrestle with them; to get caught up and swept away in a thrilling story.
I am bringing a plethora of books and I know I won't get to all of them in their entirety in my 9 weeks in the dominican (though a couple are re-reads), but I wanted to share them with you and ask:
Have you read any of these? Which ones? What did you think? (but don't give it all away just yet :)) Leave me a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts and/or recommendations, (and maybe later we can discuss!) Let's make this a conversation.
Without further ado:
In case that the image does not come through clearly (/ and to see the full titles), the books are:
- Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, N.T. Wright
- When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself, Corbett and Flikkert
- Moon guide to the DR
- Love Wins, Rob Bell
- Loves Me, Loves Me Not: the Ethics of Unrequited Love, Laura Smit
- Against the Tide: Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting Enmities, Miroslav Volf
- A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
- Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel
- The Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World, Richard Foster
- The Illumined Heart: Capture the Vibrant Faith of the Ancient Christians, Frederica Mathewes-Greene