Well, thank goodness for my book review job, where I get paid to read several hours a week. Without that, my reading goal would have gone to pot over the past month, between moving, new job, and pregnancy sickness. Here’s what I read in March and April.
In March, I read the middle grade book A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell. Obviously it was an easy, breezy read. I also read the very small Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow by R.C. Sproul, which was short and fundamental but excellent. Beyond that, I’ve read the following books for my review job:
Passion: How Christ’s final day changes your every day (excellent)
The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness (favorite!)
A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships (could take it or leave it)
The Intolerance of Tolerance (academic in nature but definitely helpful)
I won’t be reviewing those here since I was paid to read them, but I do have to say that The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung is hands down the best book I’ve read in the past two years, jam-packed with Scripture and brimming with hope and biblical exhortation. READ IT.
On my own, I’m almost finished with Stepping Heavenward, have a few chapters left in Trusting God, and am about 25% through the massive Bonhoeffer. You can expect to see a shift in my reading choices toward baby and parenting related materials shortly! =)