Here’s a peek into another corner of my literary life. These books are conveniently by the fireplace, near the comfy couch and hubby’s large screen plasma tv.
FAMILY ROOM BASKET
Pagan Christianity, by Frank Viola and George Barna
Walking out of the library, I spotted this bold cover. Clever design. I picked it up, and am completely intrigued by it. The premise is that Christianity in practice has deviated significantly from the first-century. The authors pose that many of the customs actually have pagan roots. My take is that they actually have “human” roots, which the pagans used. We’ll see as I read more.
The Great Emergence, by Phyllis Tickle
This book was right with Pagan Christianity, and I’d heard of the author. So I picked it up, intent on getting to it before the books are due back.
Obsessed, by Ted Dekker
This one has made it into my hands–and my mind. The fun thing about reading Ted Dekker is that you think a bazillion different things, guess at the plot, even get some of it right, and then get a total shock when he finally reveals the details. I found him through this guy’s blog, College 101.
Wonder Time Magazine
I just received my first issue of this magazine. I’m looking forward to getting to know it. I want to say it was free, but I’m not sure. I ordered it along with Family Fun Magazine through a fundraiser for a friend’s child’s school.
Maryland Life Magazine
This I asked for for Christmas. I just love it! It’s chock-full of all kinds of historical and sociological tidbits from my home state. As much as I say I want to move south, I love the Chesapeake Bay. My mom ordered Maryland Life and Chesapeake Life for me for Christmas. Thanks, Mom!
Oprah fell off the wagon. For the first time in my life, I’m having to get on the wagon. I’m hoping learning from her decades of struggles with weight, I’ll avoid a few of her mistakes. I don’t agree with her on a whole host of issues, and I don’t watch her show any longer, but I’d like to see if she has any advice on staying healthy. (A library find.)
Shop Smart Magazine (from Consumer Reports)
I’ll admit it–hubby was gearing up to watch the NFL playoffs, and I needed a few things to read. So I picked up this magazine (and a whole host of other books) at the library, after realizing I only had 2 more Anne Tyler and 1 more Elizabeth Berg novels to read. Gotta save those for special times. This magazine is great–but I think I’ll save money by checking out past issues from the library.