What I Am Reading

I am asked from time to time what I am reading. As most of you know, I am a pretty determined and intentional reader. Note: This post might come off as a “humble/brag” but it is just a reality – I read a lot. Sorry, if it comes off that way.

Here are the books I have read since late spring. There is a reason for each.

  • Some were in the stream of my summer goal of discernment. Turning 60 has reignited a desire to refocus the vocational side of my life.
  • Some have to do with my commitment to live in a learners mode regarding the racial issues in our land and in our neighborhood. Note the book, White Awake: The author will be with us at Immanuel this Fall!!! I am seriously excited to have Daniel with us.
  • Lastly, several of the books are related to a Graduate class I am teaching this Fall at Whitworth University entitled, “The Holy Spirit, the Church, and Mission of God.”

The book that I have loved the most is “On the Brink of Everything” by Parker Palmer. It was like a lovely song over my 60-year-old soul.

I’d be more than happy to unpack any of the titles further for you if you have questions.

There you go. Now, maybe send me a few of the recent books that you’d consider “must reads.” Ok?

Peace, friends!


Pictured: Three Simple Rules by Rueben P. Job, The Mindful Writer by Dinty W. Moore, A Book of Hours by Thomas Merton, White Awake by Daniel Hill, Evangelical, Sacramental & Pentecostalby Gordon T. Smith, The Go-Between God by John V. Taylor, Living Gently in a Violent World by Jean Vanier, On The Brink of Everything by Parker J. Palmer, Desiring God’s Will by David G. Benner, One Blood by John M. Perkins, The Holy Spirit in Mission by Gary Tyra, Baptism and Fullness by John Stott, Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero