I love reading; I’m a book collector, and a constant scout for new stories to read. I have a growing list of books I want to read this year…but I might need to get creative with my time to plow through them all. If you have any title suggestions to add to my reading list, I invite you to share! Then I can blame you if my list grows so long it has to wrap around the earth twice 😉 Nah, I’d be thrilled! I’m not endorsing the books on my list, I still have to check them out and see if they are good books, but the titles and descriptions look solid!
But what does God think about books and reading? Have you ever wondered? I read an interesting description by Institute for Creation Research on this topic, and I encourage you to read it too! After that, check out my book list below and see if you recognize any book titles, or if you’d be interested to read any of them yourself.
THE BOOK OF BOOKS
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him.” (Genesis 5:1)
The Bible (literally “the book”) contains over 200 references to books. This implies, among other things, God’s approval of communication by books. Our text, containing the first mention of the word “book” in the Bible, indicates that the very first man…. (Continue reading).
A Few Books on my Reading List for 2017
- For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr by DUNCAN HAMILTON
- Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the raid on the Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history by SAUL DAVID
- Beyond the Call: The True story of one World War II Pilot’s Covert Mission to Rescue POW’s on the Eastern Front by LEE TRIMBLE WITH JEREMY DRONFIELD
- When God Looked the other Way: An Odyssey of War, Exile and Redemption by WESLEY ADAMCZYK
- The Forgotten 500: The untold story of the men who risked all for the greatest rescue mission of World War II by GREGORY A. FREEMAN
- No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in World War II by Kenneth K. Koskodan
- Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
- Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman and Andrew Postman
- Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust–Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour by James A. Grymes
- The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich
- Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
- Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
- A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II by Peter Grose
Can you tell I’m fascinated by WWII stories?