I love reading. I love summer. Put the two together and you have a giant ball of happiness floating your way should you happen to run into me. Last week while I was ordering some math books for our eldest to help him maintain skills over the summer I threw in a couple of books for myself. One was an autobiography of Kate Mulgrew (Voyager captain for those who might not be Trekkies) and the other was What is the Bible? by Rob Bell.
I ordered the Kate Mulgrew book because I’m watching Voyager on Netflix. I love Star Trek. I have a problem…
As for the other book I’m not entirely sure why I feel compelled to read it. I haven’t read Rob Bell since Love Wins. This isn’t because I think he’s horrible or the worst thing ever but mostly a divergence of course I expect. Then this book comes along and I admit it, I was curious. Who is Rob Bell and what is it he believes in this season of his life?
The truth is our faith grows and develops through different experiences and encounters. I suspect this book will challenge me and might frustrate me at points. I may totally get into it and love where he goes with this. Who knows what will happen in the end but there will undoubtedly be provocation and pause, engagement and reflection along the way. Whether or not I agree with his thesis I suspect I will grow as a result of this encounter and growth is a good thing.
Does anyone else read this way? Or am I just crazy?
Anyways these are just a couple of the books I’m digging into this season. What are you reading right now?