Friday, January 1

Winter Reading

What the Land Already Knows: Winter's Sacred Days by Phyllis Tickle. Seems like a great way to spend a winter evening. The book jacket says, "Our middle years can be viewed as a sacred passage -- a bridge between the early formation of our lives and our maturing. For Phyllis Tickle, this bridge is much more a land and a place than a record of changing circumstances." There are enough keywords in that alone for me to want to open this one...tonight.

The Message "by" Eugene H. Peterson. In an attempt to redraw the lines around my focus, the new language of this Bible paraphrase will hopefully provide me with new perspective. My goal is to read the New Testament before Easter.

She's Gonna Blow: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger by Julie Ann Barnhill. I read this about 5 years ago when my guys were little and before I was feeling the burnout that I'm currently experiencing. It's time for a refresher. 'Nuf said.

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor. Simply can't wait to dive into her work again.

Poor Eaters: Helping Children Who Refuse to Eat by Joel Macht, Ph.D. Our children have food issues. I don't think this one directly hits the issue, but he did start a clinic here in Denver...

The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris. I keep starting this one and stopping. It's written in short vignettes, so it's easy to put down and put off. But I really do want to finish it.

Other Fiction by ?? I know I'll insert more here.

What are you looking forward to reading this season?

1 comment:

  1. I'm doing the 90 day Bible reading (12 chapters a day) with my new message, I love it!

    I have names of God, Pascal's wager and the book of the cosmos on the table right now too.


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