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Here are some of the best books I've read in 2022:

"The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry" and "Live No Lies", both by John Mark Comer

"Truth Over Tribe" by Patrick Miller and Keith Simon

"Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools" by Tyler Staton

"The Second Mountain" by David Brooks

"Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren

"The Color of Life" by Cara Meredith

"The Making of Biblical Womanhood" by Beth Allison Barr

"The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams

Books I especially enjoyed in the last year or so, though not all came out that recently:

  • Ultralearning, by Scott Young
  • Index, a History of the, by Dennis Duncan
  • Building a Second Brain, by Tiago Forte (about personal knowledge management)
  • Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, by Oliver Burkeman
  • Dominion, by Tom Holland (not the Spider-man actor, but the other one. This book is about church history from a fairly sympathetic non-Christian perspective)
  • The Enemy of All Mankind, by Steven Johnson (he writes on the history of innovation and has an addictive writing style, I highly recommend all his books)

 

I've read several good books but one that is significant is Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. I blogged about it here.

As I wrote there, my brother once said to me, “You only believe because you were born into this family. What if you had been born into a different country and a different family with a different religion?” When I tried to imagine that, I had to agree. If my dad and mom had been the same people as they were except Muslim, I think I’d have been a devout Muslim. Or Hindu. Or Buddhist. Or atheist. Or, or, or. I can’t fool myself that I chose Christianity based on reasoned, scholarly research.

I’ve been wondering if there is some way I can keep my religion, have a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ, and have a faith that matters to me and others but that also “allows” that same meaningfulness and truth for other religions.

This book helped me to ponder this question.

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