a serious thinker is a serious, disciplined reader of books. i know of no exceptions in the modern world. (christian reconstructionist and austrian economist gary north)i remember a time when it would have been hard to imagine not reading books on a regular basis. i love to read and think, and books have been a tremendous blessing to me over the years. but with the explosion of the internet, i find it easy to do a lot of reading at a certain depth -- a web page length analysis can only be so deep -- and to fall into the trap of wanting to know a little about everything to the point of not thinking deeply about anything. it's a bad habit i hope to break.
the list of books that i've finished recently is a bit random, but gives some insight into the kinds of questions i've been asking these days.
- the hole in our gospel (richard stearns)
- recarving rushmore (ivan eland)
- not for sale (david batstone)
- the tipping point (malcolm gladwell)
- just courage (gary haugen)
to those of you who are willing to respond, i'd love to know what you're reading as well, especially if it's something you highly recommend!