I thought some people might be interested to see what books I’m reading these days. I’m in various stages of completion on the following:
– The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida. Written by a Japanese autistic teenager, it’s a wonderful, and very helpful, look into the person ‘inside’ an autistic body.
– The Secret of the Kingdom, by Mika Waltari. Written in 1961 by a Finn, this novel set in the time of Jesus follows the life of a young Roman named Marcus Manilianus; in the style of a series of letters from Marcus to a friend.
– Mannerheim, by Jonathan Clements. I’m very glad to learn more from this biography of such a pivotal figure in Finnish history.
– At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past, by Roger Ekirch. A very interesting look at night and darkness throughout human history.
– How to Pray, by R. A Torrey. I believe the Lord is calling me to a renewed focus on prayer and intercession.
– Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton. It’s good to read a book that I’ve heard much about over the past many years. Chesterton was a friend of George Bernard Shaw, though very different in worldview and perspective; they had a great debate, with Hilaire Belloc presiding, on the topic of Do We Agree.