Thanks to a nice birthday present by a wonderful family (you know who you are!), got four books from Amazon. Their arrival came much sooner than I expected and I’ve already started reading two and look forward to read the other two once I plough through 6 hours of pre-masters programme entrance exam.
Here are the goodies in no order of priority:
– Christianity Rediscovered by Vincent J. Donovan (which I was delighted to find out that Lamin Sanneh wrote something at the end of the book)
– God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching by Paul Scott Wilson (I read two of his books on preaching and found them excellent especially The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching)
– A Theory of Everything : An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality by Ken Wilber (this one is not a Christian book at all … but I got it due to Brian McLaren’s recommendation, so far it’s quite an engaging read and sparks my mind in some useful dimensions especially when it comes to seeking a more integrated vision of life)
I think someone asked me how do I find time to read … I read when I’m waiting for the green light during traffic (that’s a little dangerous so usually I do articles), I read in the a-hem toilet, I read during advertisement if I’m watching TV (which nowadays I seldom do), I read before I sleep, I read when I wake up after my “solitude” with God (of course, the Scripture part is during the solitude), I read whenever I’m waiting … and of course, I also set a side some time for more focused reading.
But it’s more than just the reading, it’s the reflection, it’s about the inner reactions and responses that the reading facilitates. It’s I think about the burnign questions baffling my mind which there’s a strong urge to find answers or at least some directions – a voice calling for resolve I suppose .. I’m grasping for words … something like that.