Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God
by Tim Keller
I never fail to grow when I read one of Tim Keller’s books. Never. He writes things in a way I never thought of them and with clarity to stick in my mind, so even familiar subjects look new. He is both brilliant and wise, and I look forward to discovering something new in these pages though I have “known how” to pray for decades.
The Person Called You: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter, What You Should Do With Your Life
by Bill Hendricks
Who wouldn’t want those questions answered? The real reason I’m going to read this one is because of how much I’ve heard about the significance of Bill’s ministry in helping dynamic leaders (Max Lucado, Brad Lomenick, and many others) discover their unique, God-given gifts and how to utilize them for the Kingdom. I have an itch to do the same, to discover where I fit and use my gifts well. I hope this book helps me discern how to do so.
In The Hole:
by Charles Dickens
My friend Matt, who doesn’t often overstate things, said this was the funniest book he had ever read. I read Dickens as an assignment way back when and, naturally, disliked his work. But I rediscovered him over Christmas when I read A Christmas Carol and loved it. He is a transcendent writer, especially his descriptions and settings. If this book is half as good as Matt said and can hold a candle to A Christmas Carol I will be well-satisfied.