I’m often asked about my reading habits and what I read. One word fits my reading habits best – eclectic. First thing every morning, I deliver coffee to our bedroom and we begin our day reading the Bible and offering first prayers. Then we read portions from our “out loud books.”

Five recently finished:

The Confessions of Augustine by the late Sherwood E. Wirt (former Decision Magazine editor and a personal friend).

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, by Richard RohrThe Seven Faith Tribes by George Barna

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr101 Famous Poems edited by Roy J. Cook

“Out loud” ongoing at present:

Jesus Calling (devotionals) by Sarah Young

When the Soul Listens by Jan Johnson

Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila

The Gold of Exodus by Howard Blum

Since I write fiction as well as nonfiction, I read fiction, popular and otherwise, usually just before retiring in the late evening. It is relaxing and is one of the ways that I am able to study writing styles and storytelling techniques.

Most recently:

The Enemy by Lee Child

Backfire by Catherine Coulter

The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews

The Dead Saint by Marilyn Brown Oden

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Some other fictional authors: Ken Follett, Jodi Picoult, Vince Flynn, James Patterson, DiAnn Mills, Tom Clancy, Joel Rosenberg, David Baldacci, Nicholas Sparks, Jeffrey Archer, Mary Higgins Clark, Geraldine Brooks.

Recently in church, leadership or generational genres:

A Vision for the Aging Church by James M. Houston & Michael Parker

A Long Bright Future by Laura L. Carstensen

Start with Humilty by Merwyn A. Hayes and Michael D. Comer

Some of these are writers with whom I am personally acquainted. Many I am not. What about you? Tell me, what are you reading of late?