People sometimes ask me, “So what are you reading these days?” I usually have several books going at once, but here is what is on my shelf, in my device, or audibly in my ear these days:

The Power of Starting Something Stupid, by Natalie and Richie Norton ~ I’m reading this because I love how entrepreneurs think, and I am pretty much always reading a book by some entrepreneur.

The Next 100 Years, by George Friedman ~ One man predicts America’s future and life around the globe in the next century.

Happier at Home, by Gretchen Rubin ~ This book recounts one woman’s quest to own her own choices and pave a life of greater happiness.

The Heart of Christianity, by Marcus Borg ~ A theologian turns away from traditional beliefs about God, Jesus and the Bible but still has a relevant, nourishing faith in Christ.

The Happiest Toddler on the Block, by Harvey Karp ~ I’m reading this because Tim and I have a 2 year old, and we have no clue what we’re doing. I’ll tell you right now, Russell is not the happiest toddler on our block most days, but he had better be by the end of this book, or I’m asking for a refund. Enough said!

Surrender to Love, by David Benner ~ I’m reading this slowly, like a good glass of Cabernet, because a mentor friend specifically “picked” this book out with me in mind. Needless to say, I’m paying attention and taking my time.

Galations for You, by Tim Keller ~ I owe thanks to my Thursday morning Bible study leaders for lining up this book for our Fall study. (Thanks, Heidi, Lara, Amy & Carol!)

The Connected Child, by Karyn Purvis ~ Eventually we hope to bring home a little sprout from China, and this book is about bonding and attaching with your adopted child.

Deep & Wide, by Andy Stanley ~ This is a book about strategy for delivering messages (preaching) and arranging Sunday worship gatherings for a “dual audience.” The dual audience is both the already convinced and the not yet convinced of following Christ people.

Books that I flew through this summer and really loved include: Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown; Bread & Wine, by Shauna Neiquest; Escape from Camp 14, by Blaine Harden; Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin; and Bossypants, by Tina Fey.