for my trip to africa (and these might spill into singapore), i’m taking the following books (thanks to bob c for the idea of sharing these):
Practicing Passion: youth and the quest for a passionate church, by Kenda Dean. i read the first 2/3 a month or 6 weeks ago, and thought it was the best 2/3 of a youth ministry book i’d ever read. now, i should really finish the thing.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: space, time, and the texture of reality, by Brian Greene. i’m 25 pages into this one. it’s about time i learned more about quantum physics and string theory.
Persepolis 2: the story of a return, by Margane Satrapi. this is an illustrated book, a sequel (gee, could you tell?), and i loved the first one (which was the author’s autobiographical story of growing up in iran during the revolution).
Plan B: further thoughts on faith, by Anne Lamott. yup, she’s been one of my favorite writers for years now. and pretty much all my friends who love her writing were disappointed with this book. but i have to read it anyhow.
Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion: what immunology can teach us about self-perception, by Gerald N. Callahan. what can i say? a good friend told me this was a great book and that he knew i would love it.