Books / Reading / Recommendations / September 12, 2014

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

At Bat:

Steve_Jobs_by_Walter_IsaacsonSteve Jobsby Walter Isaacson

As I write this the iPhone 6 is all the buzz, and that is a direct result of Steve Jobs’ legacy. He is one of the most fascinating men in American history and a formative figure as to how we experience computer technology, telephones, branding, marketing, music, and more. He revolutionized more than one industry and started a pseudo-cult of which I consider myself part – Apple users. All that to say, Steve Jobs is interesting enough to get me to read 650 pages all about him – something that is true of very few other people.

 

 

 

On Deck:

9780241958223_0021Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action  – by Simon Sinek

I am cheating a bit here because I have already started this one alongside the Jobs book. They make a remarkable pair, though. Sinek lays out the concepts of “why” centered leadership and Jobs exemplifies them (albeit in a rather over the top, eccentric, aggressive way). I usually read multiple books at once, at least one of which is for the purpose of professional and work development. I work on a team (Ministry Grid) devoted to leadership development in churches, so this is a foundational kind of book for me to get better at helping others in this area.

 

 

 

In The Hole:

A_wrinkle_in_time_digest_2007A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engle

I read this once a loooooooong time ago, but sadly I remember nothing about it. Like not a single solitary thing. And that won’t do. I have heard to many people rate this is as one of their all-time favorites and I need to know why. Also, as I grow older I find myself enjoying children’s books more and more. I guess that comes with maturity.




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3 Comments

Sep 12, 2014

The wrinkle in time is actually part of a quintet. I’ve read the first three and they were good.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wrinkle_in_Time_Quintet


    Sep 12, 2014

    Joe,
    I knew it was a series, but it’s been so long I couldn’t have told you how many were in it. Assuming it’s as good as everyone says I’ll move on to the other ones!


Oct 06, 2014

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
― C.S. Lewis



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