Speaking of, remember “Book It” back in elementary school? That was awesome. I love personal pan pizzas from pizza hut.
But anyways, in lieu of a trip to San Diego all next week, I wanted to secure a few good books (beyond the Bible, of course) to chew on. Not sure if I’ll have internet while out there, but should still be able to Tweet and Flickr (follow me!). But blog will be quiet, so imagine me posting a few thoughts each day from these books:
1. After You Believe, By NT Wright. I’ve already posted a couple posts from this book. I love this man, and how God is using him to open up the Word, challenging and life-bringing at the same time. The beginning section is very similar to an audio message I’ve heard before, so I look forward to his development of each of the themes already discussed in my previous posts.
2. The Shallows – What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr. When people debate on whether the internet is a good thing or bad, they usually focus on the content and how it is being used. Carr investigates the question of how it is changing our brains, and changing how we even think in other areas of life.
“Whether I’m online or not, my mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.”
3. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers. I loved his similar story, “What is the What?” This story is about a family dealing with America’s response to terrorism and Hurricane Katrina at the same time. Based on a true story, and biographical information on the family, but I’m sure will have that something special Eggers is able to add to life. Great author, full of love for humanity, and for understanding the perspective and view of those we often don’t.
Looking forward to a great week….