Sycamore Row by John Grisham
A Time to Kill was John Grisham’s best book by a fair margin. Now he goes back to Clanton, Mississippi and revisits Jake Brigance, the hero lawyer from the first story. If Sycamore Row is even close to as good as A Time to Kill, Grisham will have himself another winner.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
I have read all of Gladwell’s previous books and enjoyed them each immensely. If he didn’t create the pop-science journalism genre he certainly popularized it. I heard Gladwell speak on the concepts of this book at a conference last fall, and I am excited to dig into this one shortly.
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Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch
Crouch’s book Culture Making was a worldview shifter for me. I so appreciated Crouch’s rigorous thinking communicated in such a pleasant and accessible style. I am genuinely excited to dig into Playing God, and I hope its impact on me is just as profound.