I hope it’s feeling like fall where you are – it’s almost 90 here, but I’m trying not to complain about it.
Here are a few links and other things for your weekend.
The National Book Award announced its nominees earlier this week. Out of 20 books nominated in non-fiction and fiction, I am both surprised and a little embarrassed to say I haven’t read a single one! I do own Sing, Unburied, Sing (it was one of my Book of the Month picks last month), so I will make reading it a priority. I haven’t even heard of most of them.
I mentioned Free of Me by Sharon H. Miller in my September reading summary. Sharon wrote a great piece for The Gospel Coalition highlighting the themes of her book. Read this and if it resonates with you, get her book. I think it’s great.
Melissa Kruger also had a great post on TGC’s site this week: Life in the Shadow of Death. She’s another one of my favorite authors.
Worth a Listen
Here are a few sermons/podcasts that made me say “Amen” more than once.
Curtis Jones of Bayou City Fellowship in Houston, TX: “The Good Samaritan and Race in America”
Nancy Guthrie at TGCW16: “Three Little Words that Change Everything”
Rockbridge Church (my church!): “Church Works: The Building” and “Jonah: Part 1”
And, lastly, a couple new albums that I’ve been playing on repeat: Where His Light Was by Kristene Dimarco, and Lecrae’s latest release, All Things Work Together.