Top Ten: Favorite Books

He may be a complete stranger, but he’s my blogging friend.

Pete D recently posted a top ten list of topics to make a top ten list about.  Which makes me laugh….brilliant.

Julie, Pete’s daughter, and a fellow lover of The Game posted her top ten favorite books; we shared one.

So I thought I’d take a minute and make a list myself. 

Here is my top ten, in no particular order, and just off the top of my head (meaning it may be different tomorrow):


1.       The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

2.       Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

3.       Your God is Too Safe or The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan

4.       A Time to Kill by John Grisham

5.       To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6.       A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

7.       Harry Potter and ____________ (all 7 books) by J.K. Rowling

8.       The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

9.       In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

10.   The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


What’s yours?

Welcome to Guyland

Great article HERE from the Fuller Youth Institute which asks the question, “What’s the deal with guys?”


The article quotes sociologist and gender studies expert Michael Kimmel:


Guyland is the world in which young men live.  It is both a stage of life, a liminal undefined time span between adolescence and adulthood that can often stretch for a decade or more, and a place, or rather, a bunch of places where guys gather to be guys with each other, unhassled by the demands of parents, girlfriends, jobs, kids, and the other nuisances of adult life.


Working with students I have seen this world, and yet despite the fact that I’m a card carrying member of Guyland I often have little clue how to engage it or even understand it.  Then article is helpful and brushing away the fog.