Shadows & Dust, Vol. II, Issue 2

Just a few more days until 2014, but first, a quick review of some titles I’ve picked up lately:

  • The Hobbit (or There and Back Again) by J.R.R. Tolkien — The book that more or less started it all. I’m reading it to the kids at night by our gas fire. Still haven’t seen the second movie.
  • Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality by J. Philip Newell — I’ve been on a Celtic kick lately. There’s a lot in that tradition that I like and that resonates with how I’m learning to see the world.
  • Beyond Poverty and Affluence: Towards a Canadian Economy of Care by BobGoudzwaard and Harry de Lange — These two Dutch economists have some powerful things to say about how economic practice can aid in the renewal of societies.

Top 3 of (what I read, re-read or saw in) 2013

  • The Intouchables — Best movie I’ve seen in a while. Watch it.
  • Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire by Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat — Finally finished this book after a bunch of stops and starts that didn’t have to do with the book itself. This unusual commentary helped rehabilitate my view of Paul and his writings.
  • Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles — Wonderful memoir of food, faith and service.
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