It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been more focused on reading than writing, so now I guess I’ll write about reading. You could say I’ve read a few good books recently, a few of which are pictured below.

As my eyes peeled their pages, I learned something from each one. Every highlight I made was something that “spoke” to me in some way—stirred my affection for God, provoked me to thought, or described me. I thought I’d do a compilation post of a few parts I highlighted in these five books. The five books (A Fellowship of Differents, Let the Great World Spin, Culture, Letters to a Birmingham Jail, and Delighting in the Trinity) are all ones that I’ve read in the past 6 months and loved. For a while after, I’ve been grateful for the lessons learned from these books and maybe through this post, you’ll connect with the highlights enough to check the books out yourself, resonating with or finding encouragement in the marks I made.

A Fellowship of Differents by Scot McKnight

My summary: A case and guide for “showing the world God’s design for life together” as the Church, which includes varying ethnicities, socioeconomic classes, personalities, and yes, preferences.

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

My summary: The brilliant intertwining of lives in 1970s New York.

Culture by A.W. Tozer

My summary: “Collected insights” from A.W. Tozer on the boldness, mission, trouble, and hope of the Christ-follower in an ever-changing, fallen world.

Letters to a Birmingham Jail by Bryan Loritts

My summary: Essays by a diverse group of Christian leaders making a plea for the Church to pursue “Christ-exalting diversity” and spilling their hearts in response to Dr. Martin Luther King’s 5o-year-old “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

My summary: Simple, beautiful truths for an understanding about the nature of the triune (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) God.