Since it is hot as hell (and having lived in Columbia, SC, I do know what hot as hell feels like) and really, truly Summer, it seems like a good time to curl up next to the window air conditioner and start the Summer reading.
So, here’s what I’ve got for non-fiction:
Evil and the Justice of God by N.T. Wright. So far this book is excellent. I’ve waited a while to read it and now I’m glad I did because if I were reading it while still in seminary, I do not think I could have given it my undivided attention. Wright writes, (ok, I did just say that so could say wright writes–hehe) “First, we ignore evil when it doesn’t hit us in the face. Second, we are surprised by evil when it does. Third we react in immature and dangerous ways as a result.” I am no expert on these things, but hopefully I can, as N.T. Wright says, continue my theological education in public.
Wrestling With Angels by Rowan Williams. Haven’t even cracked the cover of this one yet. Although my reading of Williams is not very in-depth to date, this should be quite interesting. Plus, I just love that guy’s big, fluffy eyebrows. They look like giant cat whiskers. Who could look like that and not be brilliant?
The Jesus You Can’t Ignore by John MacArthur. This one is for a book review. I’ve only read one other book by him, Twelve Extraordinary Women, and that was several years ago. I remember it as being a bit more Reformed than I would normally feel comfortable with, but still enjoyed it. It’s in the mail from booksneeze.
Sacra Pagina: Colossians and Ephesians . Also not here yet. It’s on order at City Lights.
And several artsy, craftsy type books, too.
Now, for fiction:
Little Women and Werewolves by Porter Grand. It’s in that genre of rewritten classics like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The cover itself is simply hilarious.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Someone loaned it to me months ago and I haven’t had a chance to read it though it sounds very interesting.
And a whole host of other stuff too.