Currently, I’m reading the following five books, and plan to have them all done by the end of March. Maybe I’ll write some reviews once I’m done.
- The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer. This was a recommendation by the senior pastor of CrossRoads Church (where I work). It is a modern classic written for a popular audience. Using relatively simple language, Tozer helps his readers understand that knowing God does not require understanding God. We can draw near to our Heavenly Father without the need to comprehend him fully. It is a very practical and inspiring book that I think all Christians should read.
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov. I was prompted to finally read this groundbreaking work of science fiction when I heard that Apple TV+ will be releasing a television series based on Asimov’s work. I wanted to read the books before watching the series. Thus far I am blown away by the storytelling of Asimov and find it hard to believe that this was written over 70 years ago!
- The One Thing by Gary Keller. This was a random book recommended to me by my library’s algorithm. I have a keen interest in minimalism/essentialism. The One Thing is about having fewer things on your plate while increasing productivity. I haven’t got into it yet, but I think it will be in line with Essentialism by Greg McKeown, which is still one of my favourite books on minimalism.
- My Sheep Have Ears by Cath Livesay. This book on hearing the voice of God was recommended by a former colleague of mine. The title alone drew me in, with its subtle nod to biblical shepherd and sheep language of passages such as Psalm 23 and John 10. Livesay is not only theological in her approach but also very practical. Read it if you have ever found yourself wondering why you never hear from God.
- Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey. One of the single greatest strengths a person can have is the ability to stay focused. This requires discipline and habits that will increase the likelihood of remaining focused on what you know is right for your goals. This book is very practical and is based on scores of research done by Bailey. So far, a very helpful read.
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