September Books

September has been a good month for reading, as I completed seven books this month.  This brings me to 37 books completed in 2008 and a little closer to my goal of 52 for the year.  Here are the books I completed reading in September:

  • Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly:  I have been reading Connelly off and on this year and find his series featuring Detective Harry Bosch to be very well written and often thought provoking.  This was a non-Bosch novel and I didn’t find it to be as enjoyable as some of Connelly’s other books – just not up to the usual standard.
  • World Made By Hand by James Kunstler:  I wrote my reflections on this book and The Road here.
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Running Scared by Edward Welch:  This was a “blogging the book”/book of the quarter selection, so I have already written extensively on this book throughout this blog.  Great book.
  • Humility:  True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney:  Very good book broken into two main parts.  The first explores the biblical teaching on humility and the danger pride presents to us.  The second part was primarily practical ways that we can cultivate humility in our lives.  This is one of those books that you keep thinking about and will be a good resource both for its teaching and the application.  Thanks Ken.
  • Lost Light by Michael Connelly:  this was a Detective Harry Bosch novel and was more like what I expect from Connelly.
  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller:  This is one of the best books I have read in quite awhile.  I read this over the course of several months as we have used it as a basis of discussion in our community group.  Keller provides both an apologetic for Christianity, but also models a winsome approach to apologetics.  The first part of this book addresses common objectives against Christianity and in the second part Keller argues for Christianity.  Well worth reading, regardless of faith background or commitment.
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