Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
This is the best novel about marriage I’ve ever read. It is intimate and real and exhausting and trimmed in hope. And it’s by Wallace Stegner who writes sentences so beautiful you have to occasionally pick yourself up off the floor.
The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Williard
Reading this book makes me do crazy things (spending an hour in mental silence for one—Argh!). Oh how I like all things Jesus-crazy!
Williard speaks clearly, powerfully, and practically. He makes me think maybe I could be like Jesus, that perhaps righteousness is doable.
Excellent, seminal read.
Some people say the writer of Hebrews might have been a woman, and just the thought of it makes me giddy. Woman or not, I have this feeling that the Hebrews author and I would be best friends. She/he is thorough. And, man, what an amazing grasp of both the law and the gospel.
For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Neighbors and Wise Men by Tony Kriz
I have no idea if this book is going to be good or true, but I’m about fifteen pages in and totally interested. It’s a spiritual memoir by Tony the beat poet from Blue Like Jazz chronicling the spiritual wisdom he’s received from people who are not Christians. The back of the book says, “God can and will use anyone and anything… to make himself known.”
Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst
While not a book I would have chosen, I’ve enjoyed reading this with my women’s Bible study group. Lysa tackles the subject of living what we study, transferring it from head to hands. I like the honesty, relevance, and practicality. Lysa writes clearly and from a God-serving heart. That’s more than enough for me.