Books I am reading

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Fiction based in an awful historical reality – what happened when children were placed the Memphis Tennessee Children’s Home. I’m not too far into this book. It has been recommended by many of my friends.

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby.

The tag line – The truth about the American Church’s complicity in racism. Tisby is an historian. So far, I’ve learned the about the early laws passed to make sure that the Africans and indigenous tribes already here would not have the same rights as white men. From the founding of our country.

Also, that originally, slave owners did not want the Africans to be evangelized because they might get ideas about liberation. The evangelists were allowed to evangelize only if they stressed that liberation for the Africans was in the spiritual sense only.

I am reading this book because the first step to understanding is to listen.

First Born by Tosca Lee

This is the second in the duology (sounds fancier than 2-part) of the House of Bathory. A fast moving thriller. I’m not usually a fan of thrillers, and I object to the wanton destruction of so many cell phones, but this has me hooked. I read the first volume (Progeny) very quickly.

Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble

The tag line – Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. This is so convicting. Believers are so distracted by our devices, and so is everyone else.

That’s all for now. This post will be updated as I meander through these books. I have stacks of others to get through. How can I read so many at a time. Well, I’m easily distractible. Unofficially somewhat ADHD (according to my doctor). That’s why my foot taps so much in church. 🙂

On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior

The Tag line – Finding the Good Life through Great Books. Ms. Prior is an English Professor at Liberty University. She covers the virtues which are demonstrated through great books. This book doesn’t require straight reading. Rather, she encourages the reader to go through and pick the chapters they want to read in no particular order.

That’s really it, for now. I will revisit this post from time to time.

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