It’s day three of Oklahoma’s Snowmaggedon. While most people have made it back to the office, I made a conscious decision to work from home again. Since school is closed, and I have a daughter at home, it just made sense.
While I’ve enjoyed the relaxed pace of being at home, these past few days have also been productive. I love that I can work effectively from home since my laptop connects to the server at work. I look like a computer geek with my PC to the left, my Mac to the right and my iPad tempting me nearby.
The iPad is especially tempting because I’ve downloaded several books recently that I’m itching to devour. While I can’t quite make comments or recommendations, here’s some of the titles on my reading list.
Decision Points by George W. Bush (I’m actually half way through this one and have really enjoyed the way the chapters are designed)
Start With Why by Simon Sinek. I’ve watched a video based on the book and anxious to get started.
Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship by Alan and Debra Hirsch. Recommended to me by several counterparts.
Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller. I’m leading a seminar on facing the idols we’ve created and anything by Tim Keller is quality.
Margin by Richard Swenson. Recommended by Beth Moore at a Deeper Still conference, I’m sure this has become a big seller.
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. This is homework assigned to me from our women’s ministry leader at church. Love the premise of it though.
The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons. This is another recommendation that sounds promising.
How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin. This was a freebie that promises I can use 2,000 words and become a master at speaking and writing. I’m curious.
The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins. While my first 90 days are long gone when it comes to being in my position, I think I can learn a new thing or two about making a difference in my organization.
Well, that’s a start. As you can tell, I love books. It’s a problem, I know. But as I’ve sat in my home office the past three days surrounded by technology, I’m often reminded that I find great comfort being surrounded by the books on my shelves. And while I’m still adapting to reading from my iPad, there’s still something special about the smell of the printed page and inviting cover art. I pray “real” books never go away!
So what are you reading on your snow days?