Heather (@rockettheology and the person who tweets @cruxbooks and writes these blogs) read John Stott’s last book, The Radical Disciple, during the big ice storm and powerless days last week. It seemed an appropriate read for the time and situation. Stott’s book challenges us all to become mature Christians, and suggests things that characterize people of mature faith. You should read it. You should read it with Still by Lauren F. Winner. The two books together challenge readers to move forward in faith, even when that seems difficult. Move on to maturity — put away childish things.
Today we hear from Andrew, back on Crux staff after a couple years away. Well, he never really left the store, he just didn’t work many shifts. Welcome back Andrew!
Andrew’s favourite book read this year:
Wendell Berry, A Place in Time. I love Berry’s fiction. A steady reflection on what it means to be faithful to a place. No romantic, Berry never shies away from the terrible beauty of remaining faithful to place and his stories in this collection of short stories masterfully narrates this.
Seeing and hearing Wendell Berry was one of Andrew’s highlights of the recent SBL/AAR conference in Baltimore.
In the spirit of other blogs which publish staff selections of the best books they read in 2013, we continue our Crux staff picks of the year.
Alain’s book of the year: C.S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid
Carolyn’s book of the year: With Burning Hearts by Henri Nouwen
More 2013 favourites to come!