Wednesday, 17 May 2017
My first book–Hungry: Learning To Feed Your Soul With Christ–is now available on Amazon.
10 Good Books for Slow Readers (Like Me)
Some books are better read slowly. These have shaped my faith by capturing my imagination:
- Til We Have Faces. CS Lewis.
God’s love for me is so fierce and passionate that he insists on stripping away all of my masks so we can be face to face.
- Cry, The Beloved County. Alan Paton.
A story from South Africa with the rhythm of poetry and the anguish of finding a lost child only to hand him back to God.
- Leaf by Niggle. JRR Tolkien.
A tale for all of us who can conceive more that we’re able to create–the end of our story is “beyond the walls of this world.”
- War in Heaven, Charles Williams
All seven of his novels open my eyes to the invisible battle in which I fight daily.
- The Man Who Was Thursday, GK Chesterton
An Alice-in-Wonderland style romp that left me weeping for the day when I will be clothed by the One who made me and knows me.
- The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald
The image of the great grandmother and her invisible thread reminds me that by faith I go forward, not in retreat.
- Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, Walker Percy
This most unusual book mocks the self-improvement urges that seize me on regular occasions.
- Between Noon and Three, Robert Farrar Capon
Capon sneaks past my defenses and bowls me over with the scandal of God’s grace.
- Working The Angles, Eugene Peterson
Written for pastors, this book shapes how I act as a believer-priest to my world.
- Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl, N.D. Wilson
Joy is the best apologetic for a God who doesn’t need defending.
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