Sheila’s Next Three

Sheila worked on Crux staff this past winter. Before she worked in the store she was a constant customer. Here are her next three reads:


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(Dr.) Heather’s Next Five

Heather is our used books and communication specialist. She particularly enjoys writing about herself in the third person. Her next five reads (in no particular order) are:

How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One by Stanley Fish. “I hope I write better after reading this. I hope I read better as well!”

Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke. “Not that I need convincing to read more, but the excerpts I’ve read from this book are interesting.”

Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner. “I’m looking forward to this one as I found her other memoirs and spiritual writing engaging.”

Leviticus (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible) by Ephraim Radner. “This is part of my larger project of learning to take Leviticus seriously.”

Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre. “Words are important!”


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Alain’s Next Five Books

Today we feature the next five books Alain, another member of our customer service team, plans to read. Alain prefers philosophy and history as you can see from this selection.

  1. God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga
  2. Warranted Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga
  3. Constantine the Emperor by David Potter
  4. How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
  5. The Discarded Image by C.S. Lewis


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Andrew’s Next Five

Here are the next five books that Andrew, one of our customer service representatives, plans to read. Actually, there are more than five books on this list as Andrew has lumped four of the Chronicles of Narnia into one item. Hmm. This is a list of the next eight books Andrew plans to read, disguised as five books:

  1. Sacred Pauses by April Yamasaki
  2. Chronicles of Narnia 4-7 (Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Last Battle) by C. S. Lewis
  3. Confessions by Augustine of Hippo
  4. Many Religions – One Covenant by Joseph Ratzinger (A.K.A. Benedict XVI)
  5. Reluctant Saint: The Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Donald Spoto


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Pam’s Next Five

We’ll continue the Crux staff summer reading lists with Pam, our Customer Service Manager. Pam’s next five were all highly recommended to her, and she hopes that after she reads them she’ll be recommending them to store customers.

  1. Wherever I Wind Up  by R.A. Dickey
  2. Rome Sweet Home  by Scott and Kimberly Hahn
  3. Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale by Ian Morgan Cron
  4. Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships by John Townsend
  5. Care of Mind, Care of Spirit – Gerald G. May

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Cindy’s Next Five Books

Over the next few days, Crux staff members will share the next five books they plan to read. We’ll start with Cindy, our manager.

  1. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, trans. Allen Mandelbaum. “After seeing the Early Renaissance exhibit at the AGO I’ve been inspired to go back and read Dante again.”
  2. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. “How to best help the poor is a question that plagues most people–this book has gotten good reviews so I want to read it for myself to gain a better perspective on the subject.”
  3. The Lion’s World by Rowan Williams. “I’ve enjoyed other books by the author and curious as to what he has to say about the ‘Journey into the Heart of Narnia’.”
  4. Jesus of Nazareth, Vol 2 by Joseph Ratzinger. “I really enjoyed Vol 1 and look forward to reading the second and third volumes.”
  5. Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes by Kenneth E. Bailey. “Everyone that I’ve talked to that has read this book highly recommends it.”


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