Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bookish Tuesdays

Since I'm hopelessly addicted to both books and lists, the idea of book lists have always excited me. Inspired by this Wall Street Journal article, I henceforth designate Tuesdays as my excuse to concoct book lists.

Join the fun! Either include your list in the comments or write your own post about your list and include a link back here! Feel free to be brief and concise or to elaborately explain your list.

What five books would you recommend to someone else of similar age/life-stage?

1. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller.

To say that this book changed my life is an understatement. Miller's words provide perspective for goal-setting, context for failures, and direction to what sometimes feels like the aimless churning of the daily grind.

2. The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

Forget cheesy relationship books and blogs. This book provides a thoughtful foundation from which to examine every relationship in a Christian's life.

3. Father Fiction by Donald Miller

A good follow-up to the aforementioned Donald Miller, I would give a copy of this to every guy I know if I could; much of his advice is equally practical for women. He addresses issues like finances, dating, and careers along with more over-arching issues of character and growth.

4. Flames of Rome by Paul Maier

This historically-grounded account of one centurion's life in Rome around 50 A.D. is a captivating and dramatic tale of one man's redemption during a violent and bloody time. This novel put the problems of our world and times into perspective for me.

5. Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey

Financial Peace is a wonderful tool to help one begin to establish the foundations of financial responsibility. It is an easy read and fairly short. It provides a wealth of practical and helpful information on money management for the everyday person.

Your turn!

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