When we retire at night my wife writes in her journal and reads a portion of a book.
I trust her judgment.
- If a book isn’t making it, she quits.
- If it’s good, she rereads it.
- If I should be reading it, she tells me!
Two books recently have struck her fancy! One I’m just beginning to read — I Was Just Wondering, by Philip Yancey. Here is a book of short essays written for a column in the magazine called Christianity today. Yancey ranges all over the place with his thoughts, and writes well enough that you trail along with him.
The second book I haven’t gotten my hands on yet. Not that I haven’t heard bits and pieces of wisdom from the book. The best thoughts, in a few paragraphs, get read to me just before I fall to sleep. And somehow I remember them! Last night Jill mentioned she is about to start reading, once again, Hidden in Plain Sight by Mark Buchanan. The book is a study of the Bible book, II Peter. I’ll poach it from Jill once she’s done (and not a moment before, if I know what’s good for me!).
Got some books you are reading? Leave a comment!