Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What's On My Nightstand, November

What's On Your Nightstand

As part of 5 Minutes for Books' monthly carnival, here's what I've been reading...

Recently finished:

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes
Sad, overly dramatic at times, I liked this book okay. I downloaded it for free (free!) from amazon. If you don't have a Kindle, you can get the Kindle app for virtually any electronic device and take advantage of their free downloads.

Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices by Mosab Hassan Yousef
Wow. Compelling memoir from the son of one of the founders of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization. It's just like the subtitle: intrigue, power, betrayal. It's all there in a compelling and shocking story. Wow.

Currently reading:

Women's Ministry in the Local Church by J. Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt
Very good. The authors' esteem both for women and for the church and their ministry therein is evident. Solid, biblical foundation for what women's ministry ought to be about.

Up next:

I'm not sure. I also downloaded (for free) Chris Fabry's novel Almost Heaven (though it's not free anymore) and Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd. I'd also like to read (based on a friend's recommendation) Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow.

In non fiction, I'd still like to read Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots by J.C. Ryle as well as The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges.

What about you? What are you reading? Link up at 5 Minutes for Books and let us know!

4 comments:

  1. Son of Hamas sounds like something my mom might like to read -- might have to add it to the Christmas gift list.

    I snagged Almost Heaven, too, while it was free. Currently reading Think (John Piper) and What Did You Expect? (Paul Tripp).

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  2. This was my first time - in EVER - to not participated in Nightstand and it feels SO WEIRD to see all these posts popping up. I feel like I'm outside of the club or something. ;D

    I'm in the middle of a bunch of Christmas stories. And wanting to spend more time celebrating holidays and family than I want to read. 'Tis the season.

    So glad that you are reading and enjoying Women's Ministry. I think that book is awesome!

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  3. I've just finished "Orthodoxy" by G.K. Chesterton, which was a delightful read. I'm currently working through "The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis, "Doctrine" by Driscoll and Breshears, and "Crazy Love" by Frances Chan. My reading has been a little theologically dense as of late, with more to come, so I've been thinking of picking up the "Hunger Games" over the Thanksgiving break.

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  4. I've just finished "Orthodoxy" by G.K. Chesterton, which was a delightful read. I'm currently working through "The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis, "Doctrine" by Driscoll and Breshears, and "Crazy Love" by Frances Chan. My reading has been a little theologically dense as of late, with more to come, so I've been thinking of picking up the "Hunger Games" over the Thanksgiving break.

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