Recently, I sent out an email to our staff asking the question, “What are you reading lately?” The responses came pouring in and are all over the place in terms of genre. You can learn a lot about a person by what they read, and if you could be a fly on the wall at FFC on any given day, you would hear staff having conversations here and there about what they are reading, suggesting books to one another, or laughing about a book they never expected a person to read. Books bring about conversations and an opportunity to connect.
I really wanted to title this post, “You Are What You Read,” as I found it interesting that so many of the books listed were a great representation of the reader or the phase of life they are in. Either way, I think you will find it interesting to know what FFC staff are reading these days. Maybe their list will spark an interest and give you an idea for your next read. Take a look at their list…their answers may (or may not) surprise you!
*Currently reading: Gone, by James Patterson; Interrupted ,by Jen Hatmaker
*Favorite book of all time: Chronicals of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
*Favorite author(s): Teri Blackstock, John Grisham, James Patterson, Karen Kingsbury
*Last Read: The Social Media Gospel, by Meredith Gould
*Currently Reading: Radical, by David Platt
*Favorite book of all time: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
*Last Read: Gossamer, by Lois Lowry; Generous Justice, by Tim Keller
* Currently Reading: The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau; The Legacy Journey, by Dave Ramsey
*Favorite book(s) of all time: The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis; The Circle Series, by Ted Dekker; Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis; Let The Nations Be Glad, by John Piper
*Last Read: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
*Currently Reading: Follow Me, by David Platt
*Favorite Book of all time: Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
*Last Read: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
*Currently Reading: True Series of Crime and Detection, by Gill Harvey (with her son)
*Favorite book of all time: Just Give Me Jesus, by Anne Graham Lotz
*Last Book : The Divine Conspiracy, by Dallas Willard
*Currently Reading: The Kingdom of God, by John Bright
Pastor Tom Clegg:
*Last Book: The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Flatland, by Edwin Abbott
*Currently Reading: The Universe Nextdoor, by James W. Sire; The Bible Tells Me So, by Peter Enns; The Will of God as a Way of Life, Jerry Sittser; Time and the Art of Living, by Robert Grundon; Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm, by Richard A. Swenson M.D.
*Currently Reading: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy, by Jane O’Connor; Bible Promises for God’s Precious Princess, Jean Kavich Bloom (with her daughters)
Now that you know what we’re reading, let’s turn the question over to you. What are you reading these days? Let us know in the comments, or share on the FFC Facebook page!