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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What I'm reading right now....

I always have about three books going at once, one devotional, one for work related issues and one for recreational reading. My recreational books usually are history, biographies or novels. I wish I could say I finish every book I start - but I think I do a pretty good job of completing them... Here's what I'm reading these days:

"A Knock At Midnight" - A collection of sermons from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Truly inspiring work. Go and buy this now...

"The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy" by Rick Atkinson. A great historical account of the battles in Sicily and Italy. I'm especially intrigued by the generals Eisenhower, Patton and Montgomery. How dysfunctional they were but still did amazing feats.

"Class Matters" by various New York Times correspondents. This is a truly fascinating book speaking to the issues of poverty and class differences in America. Is the 'new' racism and segregation based on class? Does class segregation betray a deeper racial divide? Interesting stuff for those of us who work in urban or rural poverty.

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