Reading List Update with Recommendations

So, my reading list for this two week break has somewhat altered. No longer am I attempting to read 6 books in two weeks. Now, it's just down to three. A much more manageable number, I believe.

So, here's what I'm reading, while listening to Sarah McLachlan (or someone else) on my new iPod (fav Christmas gift ever):

Case_for_israel_1This is a phenomenal book my brother gave me for Christmas. He gave it to me not knowing Alan was a liberal, but he is passionately for Israel, so it's even more fascinating. I highly recommend it.

Gk_chestertonI have heard so much about G.K. Chesterton. He's been quoted in any number of sermons I've listened to, radio broadcasts I've heard, or books I've read, and I've always been ashamed to say I've never read his work. Now, I know why I was ashamed. This man is amazing. He's definitely a new addition to the hero list. I want to be just like him, except not 300 pounds. :)

MereI've read this book a number of times, and I'm always amazed at the new insights I get each time I read it. This time I'm reading it for another reason. I'm teaching a "Critical Thinking, Speech & Debate" class to homeschoolers and those in school (ages 13-18) starting the first week in February. I'm very excited and this is the required text for it, so I'm brushing up on the brilliant writing of my favorite author.

Whoever called me a bookworm all those years ago wasn't kidding. Books are my favorite purchase and favorite gift. I love books. I could live in a bookstore if they'd let me. Until then, I'll settle for my ever expanding library. Happy reading to those out there in Bloggerville!

Posted by Portia at December 30, 2004 04:20 PM