Next up (in no particular order) on my “must read” list:
How God Became King, by NT Wright
Have we forgotten (or completely missed) what the four Gospels are all about? I think, yes. Love me some NT!
Chasing Francis, by Ian Morgan Cron
Ian Cron is an Episcopal Priest with an amazing story and an amazing heart for the King. This is a novel about a megachurch pastor who has a crises of faith and finds a new way through studying St Francis of Assisi. Sounds rad.
Unfair, by John Shore
John has become an acquaintance of mine over the past few months, and he wrote this book a while back to address the problems he sees with the “Christian” view of gay people. John is witty, snarky, and super smart.
Biblicism is a scary thing. I’ve heard great things about this book (not least of all from the good Rachel Held Evans). I think he argues for a Christ-centered interpretation of Scripture, rather than the old “pick and choose” proof texting of Biblicism. Since a majority of the Christians I know, and interact with, are Biblicists, I think this will help me better understand (and help?) them.
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
I love me some good Fantasy, and I’ve heard that this series by Rothfuss is worth the read. While I’d love to read Game of Thrones, its sheer size overwhelms me. So, for some much needed mental respite, I’m gonna dive in to this!