15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management. This book was one of 10 that were recommended at the Sattler College open house. It wasn’t what I expected and it has changed how I view my time and what I do with my time. In practical terms, I get more done now. After all I have 1,440 minutes in every day and that’s a lot. I’ve lent this book to my mom, my sister, and my brother-in-law and my 3 older brothers are waiting for their turn. This book will change the qay you live your life.
12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson. My brother Matt introduced me to Jordan Peterson and after listening to several of his lectures, I understood why he likes him. They’re very much alike. While reading his book I often had the sensation of coming up for air at the end of a chapter. He thinks so much deeper than most of us do that it’s a bit hard to follow. I loved it because he makes sense of a very chaotic world and he’s not afraid to say it how it is. I am troubled, however; by the fact that a man who is not a Christian and would not even say with confidence that God exists, understands the bible and how the kingdom of God should function much better than many Christians do (myself included).
Wasted: a memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher. This book is troubling. Not only in it’s feeling of hopelessness, but also in that it points out how many young ladies are on the edge of, or perhaps deep in the middle of food disorders and no one is noticing. Marya writes honestly and skillfully. We walk a journey with her and that is, I believe, a step towards understanding. This book is not for children.
Courtship in Crisis. I feel like I should explain why I read this but at the same time I feel annoyed that I feel like I should explain so I don’t think I will. But if you’ve heard that Joshua Harris has stopped printing his bestseller I Kissed Dating Good-bye or watched his documentary or TED talk explaining why, this book may interest you as well and for those of us in conservative Christian settings, it may shift your worldview slightly.
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. This book is fascinating. So was the conversation with the Goodwill clerk when I bought it. It’s a but disconcerting to realize how predictable people really are, as well as how irrational we are. I would really like to believe I’m a very rational person but…
Knowing how we are irrational might help us become more rational so there’s that.