Books / Reading / Recommendations / March 5, 2014

At Bat, On Deck, and In The Hole – The Next 3 Books I’ll Read

At Bat:

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

A Time to Kill was John Grisham’s best book by a fair margin. Now he goes back to Clanton, Mississippi and revisits Jake Brigance, the hero lawyer from the first story. If Sycamore Row is even close to as good as A Time to Kill, Grisham will have himself another winner.









On Deck:

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

I have read all of Gladwell’s previous books and enjoyed them each immensely. If he didn’t create the pop-science journalism genre he certainly popularized it. I heard Gladwell speak on the concepts of this book at a conference last fall, and I am excited to dig into this one shortly.









In The Hole:

Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch

Crouch’s book Culture Making was a worldview shifter for me. I so appreciated Crouch’s rigorous thinking communicated in such a pleasant and accessible style. I am genuinely excited to dig into Playing God, and I hope its impact on me is just as profound.



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Mar 05, 2014

Ironically, I have Gladwell at bat and Grisham on deck. Good taste! And I’ll take recommendation on the Crouch book.

    Mar 05, 2014

    You won’t be disappointed with Crouch. If you haven’t had a chance to read his first book you should; it is tremendous.

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