Beware of the man of one book.
~ Thomas Aquinas ~
Here are a few books that I am reading or have recently read.
April 4, 1968, by Michael Eric Dyson
Dyson uses the anniversary of MLK’s death as the starting point for a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of Black America over the four decades that followed King’s death. Dyson ambitiously investigates the ways in which African-Americans have in fact made it to the Promised Land of which King spoke, while shining a bright light on the ways in which the nation has faltered in the quest for racial justice.
Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?, by Philip Yancey
If you are anything like me, you struggle with prayer. It is not that I don’t believe in it; it’s just that I don’t it enough of a priority in my daily life. Yancey’s book is not a “how to” that leaves you feeling chastised and guilty about your prayer life, but as his publisher says, ” leads readers through a process to a point of consideration.”
True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In, by James Choung
I love this book! Maybe it’s because it communicates a truth that I deeply believe. The premise of the book is that the gospel we communicate is too small. Our gospel presentations tend to focus on the afterlife and personal benefits. Jesus’ gospel, however, presents a bigger story about the coming Kingdom of God. His book challenges you to rethink your understanding and presentation of the gospel.
What are you reading?