The only thing worse than my blogging ADD** is my reading ADD**. How many of you have several books on your bedside table or next to your favorite comfy reading chair or couch? You know of what I speak. I get in the zone with one book and knock out a few chapters and then my attention wains and I move on to another book.
Having realized this about myself I have come to see how cyclical this tendency is for me. I know that though I lose interest in what I’m reading, I also know that it’s temporary. Therefore, I keep several books going at once… reading one or two chapters in one before I move on to another. But, I usually keep the books with me because I know I’ll return to them to pick back up wherever I left off. Eventually, I really do complete the whole book. And what usually happens is that I complete several within a week’s time. This makes it look like I read a lot more than I really do. Of course, reading this way makes reading a whole book take forever. I usually have to go back and review what I had previously read in the earlier chapters.
It ain’t pretty, but that’s my reading habit. So, without any further ado… here’s what I’m presently reading…
[**No, I don't really think I have ADD, but it's therapeutic for me to blame my lack of self-discipline and self-control on something "I can't help."]
PSS – If you are interested in learning more about any of the books below, click on the image.
Kenneth Collins, the author of this last one, is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. He combines very fine scholarship with a clear personal faith… even as he goes deep expounding Wesley’s theology. This book is an excellent treatment of Wesley. Good stuff.