Books on My Nightstand

There are two types of reading I do: reading I must do in preparation for preaching or my daily radio program and reading I do for leisure because I have either heard about the book from someone else or I just want to relax with a good book. I do most of my reading early morning or late evening; therefore most of the books I am currently reading are next to my bed on the nightstand.  I am normally reading at a minium three books concurrently. Currently there are 23 titles either on or around my nightstand, including a King James Bible and an English Standard Version, divided this way:

Books I’m currently reading for preparation (Homework!)…
Failing America’s Faithful by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
The Roots of Jihad by Tawfik Hamid
A Mormon in the White House? by Hugh Hewitt
The Rise of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen by Richard Young
Crisis in the Village by Dr. Robert Franklin
The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage by Erwin Lutzer
Liturgical Theology by Simon Chan
God in Public by Mark G. Toulouse
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Chosen for Life by Sam Storms

Books I’m currently reading for leisure
Blog by Hugh Hewitt
The Triumph of the Therapeutic by Phillip Rieff
The Conservative Soul by Andrew Sullivan
Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James
The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry
Real Christianity by William Wilberforce (Bob Beltz)
The Book of Buechner by Dale Brown
Through a Screen Darkly by Jeffrey Overstreet
The Crook in the Lot by Thomas Boston
The New Friars by Scott Bessenecker
The Great Giveaway by David Fitch
Amazing Grace by Eric Metexas

In addition to books, there is also always on my nightstand a copy of the current issue of Christian History magazine and the current issue of The Wittenburg Door magazine.  I supplement my reading while driving by listening to NPR or the current issue of the Mars Hill Audio Journal (Ken Meyers) on CD.

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About Paul Edwards

Paul is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of God and Culture in Detroit, Michigan and Founding and Teaching Pastor at Redeemer Church of Waterford, Michigan.