books finished so far…

jayber crow by wendell berry
(description here)
this was the first fiction book i have read in quite a while. i needed a break from “critical thinking” reads and this was a great choice.
a pretty long book (nearly 400  pages) but it went by really fast. it was so good that i didn’t want it to end. this was my first wendell berry book but it wont be my last.

a praying life by paul miller
the best thing i can say about this book is what so many  have already said: this is the best book on prayer i have ever read. it instructs and encourages without leaving you feeling guilty or overwhelmed. miller writes in brief practial chapters about not just the “how to’s” of prayer, but also creates a thirst for it- which is always more likely to prompt a sustained prayer life than a call to “duty”. reading this book wont make you pray more or better, but it will certainly help you be able to.

tortured for christ by robert wurmbrand
(from amazon description)

“Tortured for Christ” – After years of imprisonment and solitary confinement, enduring inhumane torture, Richard Wurmbrand emerges with a powerful testimony of courageous faith. Even today, believers are suffering and dying for Christ, yet their faith will not falter under the most unthinkable persecutions. In this stirring account, Wurmbrand (founder of The Voice of the Martyrs) encourages us to remember those in chains and equips us to help our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

mere churchianity by michael spencer (already reviewed here)

under the overpass by mike yankowski (already(reviewed here)