Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Reading/Listening


my book shelf July 2010

That’s the bookshelf immediately overhead in the hutch above my desk.  This is where I perpetually have a couple different Bibles, a couple devotionals, and a few books I’m reading. (There’s always a couple more of each on my bedside table too!)

I love peeking at people’s bookshelves and seeing what they read.

Currently there’s Bibles here that range from the NKJ to the CEV to the GWT. There’s one secular title. Three Bible promise books. My Utmost for His Highest. A novel by one of my dearest friends from graduate school. A spiral bound journal. A 1955 copy of A Gift from the Sea.  And more.

If you look closely you’ll notice A.W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God.  It’s a classic I’ve been reading through this month.  If you follow me on Twitter (see button to the right), you know I’ve tweeted several terrific Tozer quotes recently. This one warmed me today:

“He meant us to see Him and live with Him and draw our life from His smile.” (pg 32)

The other day I got an email notice that said, "A.W. Tozer is now following you on Twitter.” That gave me pause. Not because I don’t always tweet stuff  that would be worthy of  Mr. Tozer’s time, but because I was pretty sure A.W.’s time – all of it on earth – was up  few decades ago!

Because it’s a been around awhile, you can usually find used copies of this title cheaply. But if you’d like to experience the short but meaty book for free, head over to and download the audio book of it at no cost this month. Just use the code JUL2010.  Tozer’s other titles are also on sale there.

What’s on your shelf?  Post a photo and give us the link, or just tell in the comments below.

Thankful for pastors who write.


  1. AnonymousJuly 19, 2010

    I always look at peoples books shelves too. I'm reading the Priceless novel and Beth Moore's So Long Insecurity.

    Can't wait to read your book when it comes out.

    Never read Tozer - Kimber

  2. I love peeking at others' bookshelves! :) In fact, I just did that last week while visiting a friend and I learned something new about her! She loves history and has a collection of books about our presidents! I'm on vacation so can't take a pic of my bookshelf but will for a future post! Great idea...thanks for sharing! :)


  3. Oh that made me giggle that A.W. Tozer is following you on Twitter! Wow! :)

    Have you heard of F.W. Boreham - "A Bunch of Everlastings". Awesome.

    I also love "Valley of Vision" - A Collection of Puritan prayers and poems.

    Also reading NIV Bible, Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional by Blackaby, Sacred Parenting Devotional by Gary Thomas.

    My P31 reading right now is "Becoming More" and "The Mail Box". :)

    I love summer - more time to read!

    Thanks for sharing your bookshelf. I love it!

  4. I wondered where all these awesome tweets were coming from - so cool!

    And Happy Birthday!!!

  5. I've been reading Richk Warren's book Purpose Driven Life, a 40 day devotional. My oldest daughter asked if I wanted to read it along with her. I've been at a stand still for several days because so much has happened lately (if you read my post from last week you'll know. I'm planning to do another post about yesterday and how wonderful our God is.

  6. Finished Thin Places a couple of weeks ago....excellant and am now reading David Platt's Radical.
    Also reading, I Smell Honey with my 2 year old, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa with my 6 year old and found the missing Cam Jansen library book under big brother's bed.
    Head back to the library tomorrow for a new line up for the darlings!


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