Cheap nasty coffee this morning, I forgot to head to the good stuff. Still, I have Oscar Peterson for company and am starting chapter 3 of 'Peddling the Dirt - Germany'.
[Second hand paperback]
This collection of short stories felt like classic Ian Rankin. Some where Rebus stories others were not. The treat of the book for me was seeing Rebus when he still liked jazz.
Connecting with God though Prayer, Wisdom and Silence.
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Well not a bad book, but not a life changing one either.
This morning, my writing morning. Loud classical Miles Davis, Gravity Kiwi Coffee and chapter 1 of 'Peddling the Dirt', Trails & Trials, our German story.
[Free Kindle eBook]
Gripping frantic page turning airport read.
This spy adventure is terribly stereotypically American. The good guys, the Americans defend the world from nuclear war. Countless bad guys, mostly Muslims loose their lives.The heroes are the good ole troubled American Christian boy and a very homey and gorgeous representative of 'the weaker sex' who seems to need quite a lot of hand holding. While killing all the bad guys they quickly fall helplessly in love and moments before the conclusion of the book they enjoy their perfect wedding.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it and read it very quickly. If another book from the same author falls into my hands, I will probably read it as well.
I am a big fan of Sue Wootton's poetry, so approached this book with huge expectations. I was not disappointed. These three short stories were simply and beautifully written. My highlight was 'Icy Noctiluca' the story of the discovery of phosphorus.
This is a book to be enjoyed with coffee and time, unfortunately I wasted it on an airplane. Excellent book.
A Road Map for Spiritual Formation
by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
Good to very good book. Mostly confirmed things that I had already learnt. The chapter on personality types and the final outward focused chapter particularly spoke to me.
If you are interested in Christian disciplines, then this book will make an exceptionally good read.
A short sharp coffee, Dave Brubeck pumping through the speakers and both hands at the wheel. (I can type YAY!)