What I’m reading

God-factorThese are the books I’m reading at the moment. Some will show up in my posts as time goes by, but I thought those of you who enjoy reading might just see something here to interest you.

“Saving Milly: Love, politics, and Parkinson’s disease.” Morton Kondracke, Public Affairs, 2001. Mort Kondracke is a well-known journalist and political commentator. This is the story of his wife Milly, their marriage, and Milly’s long and difficult battle with Parkinson’s.

“Islam: Opposing viewpoints.” William Dudley, ed., Greenhaven Press, 2004. Scholars debate the true nature of Islam.

“The God Factor: Inside the spiritual lives of pubic people.” Cathleen Falsani, Sarah Crichton Books, 2006. The Chicago Sun-Times religion writer interviews famous people on their ideas about God.

“Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.” Ronald J. Sider, W Publishing Group, 1997. Do Christians have a responsibility to help relieve poverty, and if so, how?

“The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11.” Lawrence Wright, Knopf, 2006.

“Guns, Germs, and Steel: The fates of human societies.” Jared Diamond, Norton, 1999.

“Johnny U: The life and times of John Unitas.” Tom Callahan, Crown, 2006. A biography of my childhood hero, and perhaps the greatest professional football quarterback who ever played the game.

“The Rage and the Pride.” Oriana Fallaci, Rizzoli International, 2001. The renowned Florentine journalist and author, recently deceased, speaks her mind on the outrage that was September 11, 2001.

“Jack Bauer’s Having a Bad Day: An unauthorized investigation of faith in 24.” Tim Wesemann, Life Journey, 2006. Something fun.

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  1. Hey Charlie,

    I almost posted here the other day just to tell you I hadn’t heard of a single one of these, but then hesitated since exposing my ignorance on the www isn’t a favorite pasttime of mine.

    Then today I saw something that got my attention on Technorati, and I followed it here. I saw MY blog name under “Whispers on the Wind”, and for half a second I was “feelin’ the love”. My cheap thrill was VERY short lived when I realized it was linked to someone else (whose URL doesn’t even work!). WHO THE HECK ELSE HAS MY NAME??

    Grinning, just in case you’re wondering ๐Ÿ˜‰

    (Ed: This is what happens when you drop one of those pesky quote marks in HTML, and it’s late at night and you go to bed before testing links thoroughly. It’s you, really! And it’s fixed now.)

  2. feelin’ the love ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My two newest purchases are “The Irresistible Revolution” and “Girl Meets God”… they join a mile-high stack, so let me know if any of yours are worth adding to the pile.