Words on Wednesday – Beautiful Art

brilliantly managed tension
From David Skeel’s book True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World.

What makes art “Art” and why it matters is a question I’ve pondered many times. I like this definition.

What I’m Reading Now:

jan 28 stack

Recent additions:

1.The Martian: A Novelby Andy Weir. My husband just finished this and added it to my stack. It’s probably not one I’d choose for myself, but he really liked it and I want to give it a chance.
2.All the Light We Cannot See: A Novelby Anthony Doerr. This has been on so many “Best of” lists. I really hope I can get to it this time before it has to go back to the library.
3.A Fine Summer’s Day: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteryby Charles Todd. I’m about 1/2 way through this one.
4.The Magic Apple Tree: A Country Yearby Susan Hill. I ordered this one on Dawn’s recommendation.

I had to take a few books back to the library without finishing, which is usually a sign that my reading stack is getting out of hand. So many books, so little time!

books of 2015

Recently Finished:

You can find an up to date list of all the books I’ve finished in 2015 here: Books of 2015.

Recent Kindle additions:

On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precisionby William Lane Craig. I ordered this one when it was free a few days ago.

Other than my Bible (which I read on my Kindle because I can read it in the morning without turning on a light), I’m currently reading three other Kindle books:

1.Alone With God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayerby John MacArthur
2.Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Thingsby Sara Hagerty.
3.What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transformsby Angie Smith. This is for a ladies’ book discussion with some women at my church.

Current Read Aloud:

We should finish The Smuggler’s Treasure in the next couple of days.

Current Book to Review:

Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose.by Lara Casey. I’m only part way through, but I’m enjoying it and I know this will be getting a positive review from this reader.

What are you reading now?

Don’t forget, you can find other books that I want to read and more book list suggestions, on this Pinterest board:

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  1. Yay for the Magic Apple Tree!

    I love that quote. It makes me want to go back and read L’Engle’s Walking on Water about Christianity and the Arts. I read it many years ago and loved – but didn’t understand all of – it.