Monday, May 20, 2013

and i'm reading...

excerpts of Escape from Camp 14
to my students who are jaw-dropped-amazed
by this account of a man
who escaped a north korean gulag
my favorite image comes from chapter 17 -
(he made the nations) that they should seek God,
and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him
i recently finished Lupita Manana
a mexican immigration story for adolescents
a gripping story,
but i was cast-awayed at the end
so only gave it three stars
i began hilary mantel's Bring up the Bodies yesterday
i'm determined to persevere through this narrative
on thomas cromwell
despite the

so, what books are on your nightstand?

linking with -

michelle for hear it monday, use it on sunday, ann for 1000 giftsjoan for sharing his beauty, laura for playdates with god, jennifer for tell his story, jen for soli deo gloria, my freshly brewed life and kat for titus 2 tuesdays


  1. I'm adding this one to my summer reading list- (and my kids'). Titles on my list? Just started One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris Schook. Still compiling all my summer "want-to-reads".

  2. I'll have to add that Escape book to our summer list - I haven't heard of it until now. I just started Freefall to Fly - I love the way she writes, but I haven't read enough of it to recommend it. I'll keep you posted! ;)

  3. I reading Richard Rohr's Immortal Diamond right now. Slow read as it is very deep. I underline lots and think it is a book to slowly digest. Probably need a quick read to balance it....

  4. That verse from Acts is my absolute favorite. The first time I read it, I knew God had brought me to Nebraska for a reason: to come back to him.

    I'm rereading Brennan Manning's "Ragamuffin Gospel" right now - should be required reading for me every couple of years.

  5. Wow -- those sound great. Born Digital is next up for me. Then Flannery O'Connor's Mystery and Manners, then some novel fun, I think...

  6. Jesus, the One and Only and of course, my CIA thrillers by Vince Flynn. :)

  7. Right now I'm reading Jesus the King, by Timothy Keller. (Mixed in with some of my favorite Christian mystery writers, of course!)


  8. These sound like wonderful reads, Kendal. Right now, I'm reading Poem Crazy, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Life of the Body (with the High Calling community), and a couple other books I'm using as references as I write mine. *sigh* I love books.

  9. Hey friend! I'm reading Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill because I feel like I have sooo much to learn in parenting. Also reading A Confident Heart by Renee Swope because sometimes I want to sit in a corner and suck my thumb out of insecurity. Ha! Okay, not that quite that bad but this has been a great book for me.