Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Making My Mailbox Happy This Week

In the stream of bills and advertisements, the thing I eagerly anticipate finding in my mailbox is BOOKS.  I love getting books.  They are my love language.  Even if I hate the books.  Even if the books are pasted together sets of bills and advertisements.

I've had four books come to me in the last week or so, and here they are.

From InterVarsity Press:

The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling John Stott's The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling is one I'm really excited about.  I read a couple of chapters already and I'm enjoying it.  Stott's message has to do with what it means to truly follow Jesus, a question that interests me a great deal.  So far I love Stott's answer to the question.

Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 FeetSecond is Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet.  I'm a big fan of Richard Foster, and this book is written by his son... a reflection on growing up the son of a father famous for his spiritual insights.  Nathan and his father had grown apart, but they re-discover one another by deciding to climb the tallest mountain in Colorado together.

And, from my good friend and agent, Wes:

The Biggest BearThe Biggest Bear. A really wonderful kids book about a boy who adopts a bear.  Why did Wes send this to me?  I'm pretty sure it was to spite my acquisitions editor at Tyndale, Sarah.  It's a GREAT book, Sarah.  So good.  Wow.  I bet you wish you had one.

A Silk Road Pilgrimage: Discovering the Church of the EastA Silk Road Pilgrimage: Discovering the Church of the East.  Wes said the authors here are some friends of his.  I haven't had a good look yet, but having lived in a location on the Silk Road, I'm excited to see what they have to say about their journey.

Many thanks to Wes and IVP!


  1. I'd be interested in your thoughts on the Stott book when you've finished it. In general I don't like the way we use the word "radical" in the Church these days, but I like Stott and would be interested in reading it.

  2. Oh my gosh, I, too, LOVE getting books in the mail! Whenever I see a "package", I get excited just thinking which book could be inside! I tend to order a few on a regular basis!

    Please be sure to post reviews! Have a fabulous summer!

  3. Yay! You got Nathan's book. We went to high school together, where he was absolutely the way he describes himself in the book. I hope you enjoy it.

  4. pongboy9:24 PM

    I love coloring books! Nobody ever talks about good coloring books! Can you even get coloring books through the mail? :D