I was contracted to write a book for Barefoot Ministries before I came to work for them last fall. It has now come out. The book is about compassion. I did many interviews for the book, those audio files are coming soon as free podcast downloads. Below is the promo video for the book.
I am tired of books in a way right now. I am around them a lot, especially religious ones. For what ever reason, I feel like all the religious books are the same. Maybe it is because they all seem to be written by the same two people. An analytical/intellectual view point or a casual story telling/blogging pastor point of view. Unless it was written by an aesthetic, which seems rare in this century, contemporary religious books don't seem to be saying interesting things or be in inspiring formats and mediums anymore. Which seems to be anti-religious to me. I don't think the problem is with the ability of the people writing them though, I think it is a problem with the systems those writers are living in. But I digress.
All that to say, I've stopped reading religious books for a little while. I'm sure I'll be back soon but anyways....
However, there are two books on my shelf right now.
The first I just finished yesterday called, Orbiting the Giant Hairball. By Gordon Mckenzie. This was the freshest, most inspiring, original book I have read in years. The book centers around maintaining your creativity in the midst of corporate grayness. I'd recommend it highly.
The second I start today, a more famous one, The Yankee Years by Joe Torre. This is an biography (I love people's own stories) about the former Yankee's manager. I've heard that it is good.
I (along with a reading group) am reading through a book right now called, "Reading in Communion". This is proving to be a most exceptional book on Spiritual Formation. Highly Recommended. It's academic in nature but in a good way, don't let the words you don't know scare you. I find myself looking up words when I read this book. Today I looked up, bifuraction and paucity. I am a chapter behind the group, but what I read today has really put its hooks in my chest. More later.