Monday, July 7, 2008

One School, One Year, One Book


An idea that will materialize next year at Lutheran High School North will be One School, One Year, One Book. I'll pick a book that the entire LHN community - students, staff, faculty, parents, alumni, sponsors, coaches - can read throughout the year. We'll plan some reading clubs and provide a blog for Internet input.

What book would you recommend to read this year for the entire LHN community?

17 comments:

NBeethe said...

The Hammer of God by Bo Giertz is a fantastic novel that presents Lutheran doctrine throughout. There is even a free study guide by John Pless. Just make sure you get the second edition, published by Augsburg, as the original edition did not have the final chapter.

JBrandt said...

Nathan, Good to hear from you. I just came across that title after reading Veith's The Spirituality of the Cross for the fourth time. I'm going to use Veith's book in my AP Language class. We will examine Veith's use of rhetorical strategies and organizational tactics. Oh, we’ll also discuss the power and clarity of Lutheran doctrine. I’ll pick up The Hammer of God and give it a read this summer. I hope all is well with you. Drop me an e-mail at my lhsa account for some updates. Aaron graduated this year and will study journalism at Grand Valley State. Perhaps, we’ll drop in on your mom and dad.

Anonymous said...

How about the Awakening by Kate Chopin?

D. Rohde said...

Probably not a good book for the LHN Community, but I did just finish "We Might as Well Win" by Johan Bruyneel. Lots of interesting facts about the cycling genious and his thoughts on the road to 8 TDF victories. Too bad the powers that be are screwing him and Team Astana this year or he would have had his 9th victory in 10 years.

RobinK said...

The Kite Runner would be a timely and fascinating read...Another good one would be Cry the Beloved Country.

...on a lower level, maybe even The Chocolate War? (but probably a lot of people have read it.)

The Hiding Place
Anything by Weisel
(I'm in my holocaust literature phase, thanks to you...can I teach a class on holocaust literature?)

JBrandt said...

Anonymous,

Your masked sarcasm isn't funny. If you had the guts you'd attach your name to your post. I love that book. I'm flipping through my mental inventory of those who did not share my affinity for this literary classic. I will find you. I will find you.

Julianne said...

This is such a great idea. I've got some thinking to do...but right off the top of my head is Their Eyes Were Watching God. By the way Mr. Brandt, California is very fun, and Alexis and I dressed up as mimes (and dressed up our 12 campers) for a "Mime Dinner" here at camp. When we arrived to dinner, I wasn't that surprised to see that we were the only counselors who were dressed up as mimes...apparently we didn't get the memo that it had been cancelled.

JBrandt said...

Perhaps Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Hollywood concocted a movie on the book, but don't let that ruin a good read. In fact, on the way home today I'm stopping by the library and picking it up.

Michael said...

What about Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy?

I'm only on the 3rd chapter and it's pretty good so far.

Michael said...

What about Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy?

I'm only on the 3rd chapter and it's pretty good so far.

Michael said...

What about Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy?

I'm only on the 3rd chapter and it's pretty good so far.

Michael said...

What about Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy?

I'm only on the 3rd chapter and it's pretty good so far.

Michael said...

What about Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy?

I'm only on the 3rd chapter and it's pretty good so far.

Michael said...

sorry about the multiple posts. It's my first time and I forgot my password.

Josh Evans said...

The Grapes of Wrath. That's all I have to say.

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