What are you reading? A friend loves to ask me that question. I like to answer it and pose the question back to him. This is today’s answer.
I always have a mystery on the go. Today, it’s Agatha Christie’s, The Body in the Library. There’s a shelf in my little library dedicated to Christie, the best mystery writer of all-time.
There’s always a non-fiction book on my reading pile too. Right now, it’s Packer’s, Knowing God. I love Packer’s style. Often the learned present theology in a dry manner but Packer’s joy in God gives life to His words. His take on spiritual matters causes me to ask myself hard questions like, “Have I become just another religious fuddy-duddy?”
Also on my pile is Creative Writing by Katherine Lyndskoog. Her chapter on Writer-Types helped me understand myself but it’s full of tips and information for writers. I’ve read this book so often it’s falling apart.
Last, but not least on my reading list, is the book of Kings in the Old Testament. I’m reading it from the Conversations edition of The Message. I’ve read through the Bible many times but this time I’m realizing David’s life was filled with more tragedy than joy, his flaws more evident. (I’ll write more about this.) For now, let’s stick to the reading pile.
As I finish this, it dawns on me that that nothing on my reading pile is new. Each book is a re-read. Maybe that says somthing about me.
What are you reading? I’d like to know.