Summer Reading List – Part 1

Summer is a time for reading…after many months and years of leaning toward non-fiction books (primarily biblical studies, theology and the like), I’m going to begin by trying on some fiction again. Every time I read fiction, I love it. But, I’m not going exclusively fiction. Here’s the start:

  • The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership, by John Wooden
  • Where Have all the Leaders Gone?, by Lee Iacoca
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  • Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life, by Michael Dirda
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  • Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (this book is a Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Part 2 will include some of the non-fiction stuff…

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. I stay immersed in theology and philosophy most of the time, too. Years ago I resolved to do just what you are doing: take a summer break and get back to the contemporary fiction. You will be knocked out by M Robinson’s Gilead…I read it in ’05. And C McCarthy’s The Road is on my summer read list. And don’t miss McCarthy’s next to last: No Country for Old Men. These works inspire me toward better writing, make me very happy and help keep me living in the real world. rtrr

  2. Yes… he’s pushing 100. He attends Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church in Porter Ranch, California. He walks the walk.