A taste of what we’ve been reading over the last month or so…
Facing Athens: Encounters with the Modern City, by George Sarrinikolaou. A small book on the problems facing modern Athens. Interesting and well-written, although a bit general.
The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology, by Kevin Vanhoozer. One of the most profound theology books I’ve ever read. Great stuff, but not a light read (I’ve been working through it for months).
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Husseini. A compelling novel centered on two women in Afghanistan. Husseini brings to life the backstories of so many of the refugees we meet here everyday. I saw the faces of these refugees on every page. Please read this book.
Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Call, by Andy Crouch. I’ve really just begun this book, which provides Christians with a new set of questions regarding culture. Crouch calls the church not merely to consumer or critique, but to activity and intentionally create culture.
How about you? Read any good – or not so good – books recently? Any recommendations?