Words on Wednesday – On Anger

I have so many great quotes in my commonplace book that I haven’t shared yet, but I decided on this one for this week:
the problem with anger
a convicting quote (of which there are many) from Russell Moore’s Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel. It’s just so easy to convince ourselves that our anger is righteous.

Recently Finished

The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Short Story Collection (Harley Quin Mysteries)by Agatha Christie. The short story collection is some of Christie’s earlier work. Some of the stories are eerie and unsettling, though some are not as tightly constructed as her later work. (And, let’s be honest, anyone as prolific as Christie had to recycle or re-work a plot or two.)

Recently Added

In addition to Onward,I’m currently reading the following, even though I haven’t made it to the library yet:
The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural PhilosophyThis is my “deep and slow” reading right now. I have to read it slowly because a lot of it goes over my head and I have to read it deeply because there’s a lot to think about. Definitely not a book to rush through.
You Are Not Special: … And Other Encouragementsby David McCullough, Jr. Yes, the son of that David McCullough. This is witty and rapid fire. It grew out of a commencement address he gave that went viral.

Speaking of the McCullough family, we’ve also been listening to The Wright Brothersaudiobook. On a recent trip we listened to most of it but we didn’t get all the way finished so now we have to wait until we’re all in the van again, because none of the adults or older kids wants to miss it. I love anything by David McCullough and I knew I would enjoy this, but I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about the Wright brothers. Fascinating stuff.
Murder Is Easy (Superintendent Battle Book 4)What can I say? I nearly always have a mystery going since it’s my reading equivalent of comfort food. I haven’t been feeling well for a couple of days and an unread Christie is what I reach for first.

Current Read Aloud

THE SECRET GARDEN (The Illustrated Children’s Classic). This edition is just $0.99 for Kindle, although we’re reading from my favorite edition: The Secret Garden illustrated by Michael Hague. (Don’t be alarmed by that price. I would never pay that much for a book. I think our copy came from a library sale or Trade Books Online - PaperBack Swap.) We are absolutely loving this. My eight year old said this is the most exciting thing she’s ever listened to.

Current Book to Review

My kids are helping me to review this fun Science book: Air Is Not Oxygen: Essential Science You Should Have Learned … But Probably Didn’t!. Watch for a full review in a few weeks.

Current Kindle Deals

The Pursuit of God: Updated Edition (Annotated)by A. W. Tozer is a Christian classic and it’s free for Kindle.
The Second World War: A Complete Historyby Martin Gilbert is $2.99 right now. Gilbert is an incredible historian and this would keep you busy for a while.
What are you reading now?
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  1. We’re going to have to think about that audio book for when we go to OBX this year. Awesome.

    Love the quote. So many people think they can get away with, “Jesus got angry” so I can too. I don’t think it works that way. (And I have a temper, so this is an excellent corrective.)