Book Watch 2011: Part 1

Well, I need to get started on the book-a-thon 2011. Three books a month for me is a lot. I remember sitting in a seminar with Thomas Oden (writer of my favorite systematic theology) when he mentioned one of the best perks of the pastoral life–time to read. Quite honestly he is likely right. I have more time than many to read; but I need to use it.

So I thought I’d share with you (all eleven of you) about the books I’ve read, am reading, or hope to read.

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Anyone who works knows what life in between Christmas¬†and New Year’s is like. You sit in your office wondering if any co-workers will show up. Luckily, there are signs of life at the Chapel this Tuesday afternoon. I am usually one who lets time get away from him far too often, ending my day wondering what I’ve accomplished (if anything). But there are some things I’m learning that are helping me to stay active during this time.