Confession time. I love books! Yes, there is a certain joy in buying a new book and just putting it on your shelf ... even if you haven't yet read the last ten books you bought. Fellow addicts would understand. Others don't.
So, if you are looking for a book to read, check out Christianity Today magazine's list of their book awards for 2014. There's bound to be something in there to capture your interest and its good to keep in touch with what is shaping the thinking and culture of Christianity today.
A few other books I have on my reading pile right now include:
* Paul and the Faithfulness of God by N.T. Wright. An epic work (2 volumes) on the apostle Paul by today's leading New Testament scholar.
* The Benefit of the Doubt by Gregory Boyd. A thought-provoking book about breaking the idol of certainty.
* Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller. Classic Keller, dealing with the age-old question of suffering.
* Center Church by Tim Keller. An outstanding book on God's purpose for the church, expounding the meaning of the Gospel and how it can be properly contextualised in today's cities.
* The Advantage: Why Organisational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. A very helpful book on building healthy organisations.
* Eat, Move and Sleep by Tom Rath. A practical book looking at how our daily choices affect our long-term health and well-being.