Recently I have had the pleasure of reading 2 excellent books (one I am actually still reading) and I wanted to share a few thoughts.
The first was a historical fiction novel called Stealing Athena (Essex, 2008). I am so interested in Greek and Roman history, as well as Napolionic history, and this book covered these as well as some early nineteenth century British history as well. So great! Sometimes I tell Derek that if I go for a second master's degree (haha!) it will be in European history - just for fun. I think he thinks I'm crazy.
The second book is one I'm reading for class called The Spirit of the Disciplines (Willard, 1988). Its kind of old-school, and a pretty difficult read. However, its rocking my world right now (not in the uber-trendy usage of that phrase, but like, its causing an upheaval in my way of thinking). Its really causing me to see my total lack of discipline in my roles as wife and mother, student, in my physical health, and especially in my walk with Christ. I so want to excel in all these areas, but do very little (if anything) to get there.
So anyway, if you're looking for a slightly heavy but thought-provoking, life-changing read, I would suggest this book.
"Thus men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up." -Henry David Thoreau