Natasha’s Study: Giving Myself an Incomplete

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile attending seminary over the past 3 ½ years, I have acquired books, lots of them actually. Some may think that seminary increases one’s learning and understanding, and it does. For me, however, seminary also revealed how much I didn’t know and how much more I need to learn. So I started buying books to fill my learning gap. Sometimes people gifted me with books or publishers mailed books for me to review, and I could only get to a few at a time because my seminary reading load was so heavy. It short, I had a problem.

Once I graduated, I decided to give my brain a rest. I read a little during the summer months but not nearly as much as I would have liked. When my daughter returned to school, I started attacking the books on my shelf. There were so many interesting choices that I found myself picking up a new book to read every few days and I haven’t finished any of them. Therefore, I am giving myself an incomplete and vowing not to crack open another new book until I finish the ones I have already started.

Here the books I am working through right now:

The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert

Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today (new release) by Mark Labberton

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (New York Times Best Seller) by Ann Voskamp

Why We Can’t Wait (classic) by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgive Us: Confession of a Compromised Faith (new release) by Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah

Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling: Equipping & Encouraging Female Pastors by Christine A. Smith

Justice Awakening: How You and Your Church Can Help End Human Trafficking by Eddie Byun

New Testament Essentials: Father, Son, Spirit, and Kingdom by Robbie Fox Castleman

America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made this Nation Great (#1 New York Times Bestseller) by Dr. Ben Carson

Warrior in Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community, and the God Who Comforts by Vivian Mabuni (Redbud Writer)

Found in Him: The Joy of the Incarnation and Our Union with Christ by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

The Cost of Discipleship (classic) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition, & the Life of Faith by Jen Polluck Michel (Redbud Writer)

Community 101: Reclaiming the Local Church as Community of Oneness by Gilbert Bilezikian

Have you read any of these? What’s on your reading list right now?

© Natasha Sistrunk Robinson 2014

 

 

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