Friday, March 13, 2009

Any Reading Recommendations?

Next week I have a couple of days off from school. It's a welcomed respite.
Oh, I'm not frazzled, fraying or frustrated. It will simply be nice to have a couple of days off. Hopefully, the weather will be nice enough to get outside for a couple of Lakeside Loops on my bike. I have plenty of grading to complete so the time will be well spent.

However, with every vacation comes a pile of good reads. I always like to gather more books than I could ever read. It makes the vacation seem longer that it really is.

So far my book list has not reached epic lengths.

Teaching Law and Gospel by William Fischer .
I've read this several times and even had the opportunity to present it to Lutheran North's faculty. Recently, I dusted my old friend off and set it aside. It will be good to get reacquainted. An excerpt: "We can teach the law to our children, but that knowledge will not make them love their Lord nor move them to lead the life that pleases God. Why not? The apostle writes: "The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life" II Corinthians 3:6

Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy by Gwyneth Cravens: I know, I know. I blogged about this earlier but it's time finish this fascinating read.

Literacy 2.0: The most recent issue of Educational Leadership. There are some fascinating reads in this issue: "The Importance of Deep Reading", "Are Digital Media Changing Language?". The best part of any reading experience is the opportunity to apply it to my classroom. This issue is teeming with potential.

If you have any recommendations, send them my way via Comments. Any suggestion that is used will receive a free autographed copy of Beowulf.




I've added Paul's letter to the Romans. This book in God's Holy Word contains my favorite text:

Romans 8: 37-39: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

13 comments:

Julianne said...

The newest issue of the Michigan Review. It exposes false hope and false change.

JBrandt said...

It's on the list! Thanks. What's this I hear about being a lifeguard?

Julianne said...

Haha yes! I just got a job in the Hamptons in New York as a lifeguard at a children's camp. I believe Jill might have told you it was Florida, but it is NY, haha. I'm pretty excited for it, so it should be fun! I'll try to get Jill a copy of the Review to give to you.

Aaron said...

A solid recent read:

"Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America" by Ann Coulter


Next on my read list

"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac

Josh Evans said...

The latest copy of Profession by the MLA has some interesting articles in it. I've only had the chance to read one and skim a couple others, but I hope to cover a few more soon.

Josh Evans said...

I think I just might have to get my hands on a copy of Teaching Law and Gospel. It sounds intriguing.

Julianne said...

I would like to read Coulter's book when I have the time, and the nuclear energy book is intriguing to me.

Julianne said...

P.S.-Ask Jill about that copy of the Review-I made sure to give her a copy today!

RobinK said...

Doesn't anyone read fiction or anything that doesn't make your brain hurt on vacation? I mean, I read "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and it was great fun!

Emily said...

Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

It's so good you could read it in less than a day, but so good your heart can't handle it in only a day's time. I just finished it on Saturday and am preparing to read it again. Our God is awesome.

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