"We’ve been rearranging and reorganizing books at our house, a dangerous activity when trying to accomplish a task during precious leisure time — the lure of forgotten titles and favorite stories can be deliciously distracting, not to mention inspire a Friday Five theme. Share with us some of your favorites."1. A cookbook ~ Unprocessed. I rarely use cookbooks, so I'm sharing a "foodbook." ("Foodbook" is now a word because I just used it). I'm currently reading this foodbook, partly because I joined the 2015 Foodies Read Challenge. (Notice how handy the word has already become; I've used it three times in three consecutive sentences.) As a matter of fact, I am nibbling raw cauliflower as I look up books and compose this Friday Five.
2. A novel ~ Some Luck. I'm reading this for Tuesday evening's book club made up of women of my church and people they have introduced to the group. I've taken a couple of my friends, and I know the mother of one is also on the email list.
3. A nonfiction book ~ Witnessing Whiteness. I'm reading this one for an interfaith discussion with the Jewish synagogue next to my United Methodist Church. We live in St. Louis, and the Ferguson Commission report has generated lots of conversations on racism and what we can do about it.
meditating on wisdom.
5. An author you recommend frequently to others ~ Marcus J. Borg. I'm reading this last book published before he died.
Bonus: What are you reading now? A Heretic's Guide to Eternity. I'm reading all five of the books above, but I'll be happy to share one more. I'm reading this one with a Disciples of Christ pastor and a few of her parishioners, one of whom is my best friend Donna.
1. Context Matters
2. Faith Is a Journey
3. God Is Real and Is a Mystery
4. Salvation Is More About This Life than an Afterlife
5. Jesus Is the Norm of the Bible
6. The Bible Can Be True Without Being Literally True
7. Jesus's Death on the Cross Matters — But Not Because He Paid for Our Sins
8. The Bible Is Political
9. God Is Passionate about Justice and the Poor
10. Christians Are Called to Peace and Nonviolence
11. To Love God Is to Love Like God