Snapshot of my reading list over last handful of months ...
What are you reading these days???
Happy Summer!!! Is it summer?!? How is it summer already???
Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Louder than Words by Todd Henry
In the Name of Jesus by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
Leading from Within (an essay) by Parker Palmer
The Gift of Acabar by Og Mandino and Buddy Kaye
On Writing by Stephen King
A Guide to Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale
The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins
How to Be Here by Rob Bell
Indian Boyhood by Charles "Ohiyesa" Eastman
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (an awesome reread for me)
What is the Bible? by Rob Bell
Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr
Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison
Quest for the Grail by Richard Rohr
Mrs. Perigrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results by Norman Vincent Peale
Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass
A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar
Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science by Mike McHargue
Here's a list of some of the books I've read this summer. It's been a good time. Lots of good non-fiction in these recent months. Which always does my heart good. And a few fiction books.
Hope your own reading lately has been refreshing, fulfilling, and fun!
Here they are:
Twelve Tests of Character by Harry Emerson Fosdick (Yes. Preach it Mr. Fosdick)
Mission: Success! by Og Mandino (awww! Just, awww!)
Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark (Thank you, Roy.)
Positive Imaging by Norman Vincent Peale (changed the way I pray for my kids and spouse and friends and well ... everyone.)
The Greatest Salesman In The World Part II: The End of the Story by Og Mandino (great little tip for reviewing your day in here)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (a surprisingly highly satisfying read)
The One Thing by Gary Keller (changed the entire structure of my writing day. amazing.)
The Road Back to You by Ian Cron (LOVE the Enneagram)
What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell (This guy, and his insights, and the way he writes books. Brilliant.)
Experiencing God Through Prayer by Madame Guyon (from the 1600's people!!!)
Preparing for Adolescence by Dr. James Dobson (b/c I have a kiddo starting MIDDLE SCHOOL you guys! unbelievable)
Acres of Diamond by Russell H. Conwell (succinct and to the point: hone your talents)
The Tough-Minded Optimist by Norman Vincent Peale (nobody's writing brings me up like N.V.P. Love this guy.)
Crafting Dynamic Dialog by The Editors of Writer's Digest (good stuff. I LOVE writing dialog, btw.)
Words Fail Me by Patricia T. O'Conner (basic grammer and writing advice, delivered with humor)
Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (My only fiction book on the list! It's the second in a series... So far, so good...)
Hugs to all of you,
p.s. For a deeper look at a lot of the books I've read up to this point, you can visit the "Bookfest Friday" category on my blog.