Good morning from the hot place! No...it's not hell, but the temperature sort of makes you think of it. It's just a major heat wave in August in Louisiana. Temps soaring over 100 each day, humidity so thick you can swim in it, and oppressive, smothering heat when you step outside the door to walk the few steps to your car. I'm keeping those pics of the snow from a few months ago very close. They help.
The nice folks from Thomas Nelson ran across my blog and some of the books I have been recommending the past few weeks. They were nice enough to send me a couple more to preview and talk about on this blog. Life's schedule the past couple of months has been brutal and my reading time has been reduced to a few stolen moments here and there when I can make myself invisible behind a door or something, but I'm excited to dive in to the new stuff.
Ron Hall and Denver Moore have another book following "Same Kind of Different as Me." You just MUST read that book if you haven't already. It's a true story and will inspire you to live your life more in line with Matthew 25. The sequel is "What difference do it make?" I can hardly put it down. I will be
finished in the next day or two and will write about it here...I hope you will read it, too, and comment about it. Incredible book, incredible people, incredible God.
The other book is "The Heart Mender" by Andy Andrews. I love anything he writes, so I can't wait to sink my teeth into it.
While we're on the subject of reading, there is a fabulous blog post on Donald Miller's blog at http://donmilleris.com/2010/08/06/do-this-one-thing-and-youll-rise-above-your-peers/ that discusses the importance of reading and what is happening to the state of reading in our nation. Please take just three more minutes and go to his blog and read it. Readers are leaders. If we become illiterate, we become robots. Read!