Read More Books!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt a conference this past weekend, I caught a workshop by Byron Borger, of Hearts & Minds Bookstore. Reading promotes worship, discipleship, and community building we heard–and to drive such notions home, Byron talked about book clubs promoted by John Wesley and William Wilberforce.

strong and weakReading for the Common GoodByron’s enthusiasm for reading is infectious, as is his delight in books old and new. Following his recommendation, I picked up Andy Crouch’s new title; I was also caught by his glowing recommendations of Chris Smith’s Reading for the Common Good and Margot Starbuck’s Overplayed (two of the authors in this collaboration). And with all that (there was a certain insistence on J. K. A. Smith’s You Are What You Love that probably should not go unheeded, either), my summer list is taking shape…

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