Monday, August 14, 2006

Recently Read Books

Three by Ted Dekker: Excellent writing, kinda blows your mind at the end in the 6th Sense sort of way.
In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham: gripping account of Gracia and her husband's time as hostages of radical islamic militants in the Philippine jungle. They are modern day martyrs
The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers by James Citrin: good advice on things to think about when defining a career path.
TwentySomeone by Craig Dunham and Doug Serven: all about that crucial decade which directs the rest of one's life.
Cure for the Common Life (Living in Your Sweet Spot) by Max Lucado: more of the previous two above books in Lucado's great illustrative style.
Freakonomics by Steven Levitt: an economist takes a look at crazy things like cheating in sumo wrestling, teachers cheating in the classroom on standardized tests, and a variety of other wierd things
Paddington Bear by Michael Bond: the classic children's story, since I'll be living right next store I figured I should read up on my neighbor.
The Millionare Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko: great common sense information about what it takes to be a millionare and how those who may look prosperous may just be fronting.
Blink by Ted Dekker: good novel on an American genius and an Arabian princess.

2 comments:

liz said...

So...have you read any books lately?

Patrick Roberts said...

Blink is awesome, reads like butter

i appreciate the clash/reconciliation between intellectualism and spirituality that Seth deals with

looking forward to reading Ted Dekker's "Thr3e"

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