Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My Reading Table and Email Bible Study

Our church has begun sending a delightful series of email Bible studies ( , in which I can opt for a 10-minute pastoral talking head (I don't mean that disrespectfully. It's just a good description.) or the text version of the pastor's prayers and teachings.

I'm enjoying this new form of Bible study, and grateful for this refreshing break in my work day to focus on God's Word.

Truth is... my plate is so full these busy days, that I'm not reading my Bible daily.

And my reading list only seems to grow longer... which brings me to my periodic reading table confession.

On My Reading Table
At January 24, 2007
In Process:
"The Audacity of Hope" by Sen. Barack Obama - A surprisingly centrist leader, empathetic person and stunningly good writer
"The Martha Rules " by Martha Stewart - This woman can do (almost) no wrong in my book. I admire her emphasis on craftmanship and quality.
"Joie De Vivre - Simple French Style for Everyday Living" by Robert Arbor - Reading a few pages of this beautiful book is like taking a soothing armchair vacation. I plan to take months to savor it, and then start over again.
To Be Read:
"The Left Hand of God " by Rabbi Michael Lerner
"The Myths of Free Trade" by Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio
"Take This Job and Ship It - How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America" by Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota
"War on the Middle Class" by Lou Dobbs of CNN