Today while around the table with a bunch of other clergy from UMCs in the area one of the pastors asked what we were reading of interest these days.
I answered two-fold:
Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover" and Terry Goodkind's "Law of Nines"
As I listened to the others around the table I heard non-fiction after non-fiction and theology book after theology book.
I began to wonder if I was the only pastor who reads fiction and Sci-Fi at that. I am excited about the continuation of The Wheel of Time series originated by Robert Jordan and being completed by Brandon Sanderson. I read through all of the works by Terry Goodkind and Terry Brooks. I enjoyed the Eragon series and several others.
I was struck if this kind of reading of Sci-Fi was the same kind of dirty little secret that reading Comics
is. In particular I love those Apocalyptic literature pieces. I love the debate of theology that comes in reading folks like Terry Goodkind. I am engaged in the learning of other religious traditions that comes in reading and talking about Robert Jordan's works. Terry Brooks writes such inspiring works, and challenges my assumptions here and there, as well as suffering simple lessons in broad strokes.
All the best to you in your reading.
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