Monday, March 26, 2012

What are you reading?

Alright, so some of you might laugh at me, but for the last couple days I have been reading "The Hunger Games." It's the first fictional book I can remember reading for my own interest rather than for some sort of reward.  Really I wanted to find out what the big fuss was all about and the movie trailers somewhat intrigued me.  It's kept my attention, but when sharing bits and pieces with my wife, she is disturbed by the fact that, at face value, it's about kids killing kids...but in reality there is more to the story than that.

I was doing a little research today because I had heard there was going to be a study on how the gospel can be shared out of "The Hunger Games."  It would be at least worth checking out since it seems to have become quite the hit and should be for the next couple years as they make the remainder of the movies.  Digging through all of this material does make me miss my time working with teens.  Teens are fun and help you stay young and allow you stay somewhat immature in some areas of life.

That all being said, I am almost done with it and would love to find another book to read.

Over the past couple years, I have found that in those times when I am consistently reading and expanding my mind I feel so much more alert,  awake, and full of ideas that help shape my life. I'm not saying that the books necessarily change my life, but I find that when I am in those states that God can really enter into my thought life and challenge me on new levels.

That all being said, I would like to open it up to the question of what are you reading?


  1. Right now I am reading Responsible Grace: John Wesley's Practical Theology by Randy L. Maddox. He's showing how Wesley was a theologian in his own right but that his theological concern was pastoral and not academic.

    1. Sounds interesting. I just might have to look that one up. Thanks for letting me know.