Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spring Reading

I find myself carrying around a heavier backpack these days as three books are adding fuel to my journey. They're all non-fiction and all have something to do with religion. Surprised? I'm taking suggestions for a good summer novel so please suggest away. Here they are in no particular order. I'm appreciating the dialogue amongst these different voices, themes, and styles. What are you reading this spring? What's on your summer reading list?

Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generation
by Anne Sutherland Howard

Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate
by Terry Eagleton

The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon
by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan

4 comments:

The Vagabond Priest said...

Have you ever considered investing in a Kindle? Lord knows I appreciate the tactile sensation of a book as much as anyone, but the three books being carried around? Perhaps time to whittle down the immensity of the load? Your acupuncturist will thank you.

As for me, I'm planning to spend my summer learning Photoshop Elements and doing something artistic. And reading nothing "sensible" or nonfiction for three months, though I haven't figured out the title yet. I thought that learning Photoshop was a good first goal

sevenofrhymes said...

I can't wait to hear you and Bernard discuss the Eagleton book.

Jan said...

I'm always ready for new book recommendations. I am especially interested in a different look at the Beatitudes. Thanks.

Марко Фризия said...

Ditch the backpack for the bedroom! We read to one another every night for a little while. Right now we're working our way through "Every Man Dies Alone" by Hans Fallada. Amidst discourse over torture and gov't policy, this vivid and haunting book is so very important.