Well, it’s that time of the year where folks start sharing their “best of” lists. I’ll likely post a couple myself but I thought this would be a good one for all of us to participate in.
Two very simple questions:
- What was the best book you’ve read this year?
- What’s the one book you want to read in 2010?
Here are my answers.
This past year:
- Christ Plays in a Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson – A magnificent book that helps define a nebulous term – spiritual theology. It’s probably close to being on my ‘must read’ recommendation. Here’s a quote for you“The single most important thing to understand in spiritual theology is that it is not about theology … it is a cultivated disposition to live theology.”
- I’ve also been devouring bits and pieces of Frederick Douglass’ writing. One of these days, I’ll share the letter he wrote to his former “master.” It’s stunning.
For the upcoming year:
- I’m still trying to knock out that book/month goal but on the top of my list is to read Half the Sky by Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. It helps that the ODW staff and interns are reading it together right now.
Alright, how about you?