Taken with my smudgy phone camera on my way through our local big-chain bookstore. What a menagerie! Pictured:
- A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle’s popular Easternish mystic self-help catechism.
- The Shack
Written by William P. Young and recommended by everyone I know, and their cousin. No less than Eugene Peterson, for crying out loud, compares this to Pilgrim’s Progress! All right, all right, it’s on my list. But I’ll be reading the reviews and watching the conversations carefully.
- The Secret
New-age magical optimism from Rhonda Byrne.
- Eat, Pray, Love
Warm, fuzzy, epicurean navel gazing from Elizabeth Gilbert.
- Three Cups of Tea
Fighting the Taliban with books–fantastic! Visit the home pages for the book and the authors, missionary kid Greg Mortenson and journalist David Oliver Relin.
A breather–charming celebrity gossip of dubious accuracy from Julie Andrews.
Just to cleanse the pallate for:
- The God Delusion
The evangelical Atheist, Richard Dawkins, makes the case for demonizing religion and religious people in the interests of humanity.
- Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult’s novel of relentless bullying, a school shooting, and what it all might mean for those of us that still need to live together.
- 21: Bringing Down the House
The guys from M.I.T. in Vegas, putting their math skills to good use. ‘Cause you need something fun right about now.
- Eat This, Not That
Most of us will never attempt to game the system in Vegas. Our diets, on the other hand…