Tania thinks I am a little too heavy on books to read in the next 18 days.
Thank goodness for Kindle as we didn't have to pack Tribes, by Seth Godin and Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) by Tavris and Aronson. I have finished those, plus a GREAT BOOK called Friction by Rosenblum and Berg. I can't say enough about Friction and the combo of the three are so clarifying.
Today, Tania and I went to the funeral of Pat's mom in Montana (more on that tomorrow). I had a chance to read How the Irish Saved Civilization. Really intriguing history and very well written.
I am also halfway through Brad Thor's new book, Use of Force. I think it is his best book yet. Powerful and reads like the news of what is going on today. You know, without the fake news. :)
In the stack are a few I started and haven't finished or want to go back and highlight. The one I think will be most helpful for families I think is Senator Ben Sasse's new book, The Vanishing American Adult. It actually contains action steps.
A lot of this is research for a book I am writing for a November release. Much of that is in the binders --- all raw research on action steps --- but I am also working on the complete retooling of my entire company. I can't wait to share the process.
Books on Glenn Beck's nightstand.
The books standing up I want to read to the kids. Raphe is already reading It, and we are reading as a family Acts (New Testament) and Hatchet. It is sooo good, the perfect book for the entire family --- at least so far, we are only five chapters in.
Then, of course, the scriptures, some religious history and the Torah as I am composing a class to teach someone who knows nothing about God. It is bizarrely wonderful --- he has no negatives about God --- but at the same time difficult as he doesn't know Noah, Moses, Jesus --- even Christmas and Easter mean nothing to him. So I am beginning with the Old Testament and the Torah.
Lots to learn myself.
It is these times in my life that I always end up remembering most fondly as they are the times I really push myself to expand my mind and learn new things.
Here's the full list:
- Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin
- Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
- Friction: Passion Brands in the Age of Disruption, by Jeff Rosenblum and Jordan Berg
- How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History), by Thomas Cahill
- Use of Force: A Thriller, by Brad Thor
- The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, by Ben Sasse
- It: A Novel, by Stephen King
- Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
- Holy Bible: King James Version
- The Jewish Bible: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
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