Best-selling novel about a wrong-headed attempt at mission work in the Congo, and the effect a strong-willed, inflexible husband and father has on his family. In light of our partnerships in Rwanda and, more recently, Mali, I’m finding it sobering and humbling.
A collection of her short stories. Flannery O’Connor is a master of storytelling, and short stories are perfect for beach or bedtime (although some of the stories border on horror stories).
Reading this with my 10-year-old son, Ben. About a 10-year-old boy who was born with a deformed face, and the effect this has on his family and the kids at his new school. Ben is absorbed…and so am I.
Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist, whose short stories are renowned.
Learning more about the compatibility between faith and science.
The true story of a 17-year-old from Honduras, and his amazing journey to find his mother. Looks like a great read.
Wilson is a pastor in New England, which is enough to make me respect him. He’s also a strong writer, and I’m looking forward to seeing how he encourages us to weave the story of Christ’s death, resurrection, and present life into all that we do.
Volf is a Croatian-American who lived through deep atrocities in his younger years…and writes some powerful stuff about forgiveness and grace. He’s known as one of today’s strongest theologians.