Friday, July 25, 2008
Rockin' that Summer Reading List
Here's my reading list right now:
Fast Food Nation...so interesting! I am about halfway through this one, and am enjoying a historical overview of the way our nation became what it is today in the way of a "fast food culture". (edit: finished. It was good, but I thought there would be more where he ended it. And it is a bit harsh on the republican party for the role in meat packing safety standards, but its probably true;) Anyway, it made me glad that we are cutting back on meat in a major way.
Eat More, Weigh Less by Dr. Dean Ornish. This has some similarities to the McDougall Diet Program, both promote a low-fat vegetarian diet as the key to weight loss and healthy living. More specifically they promote basing the diet around whole grains, legumes, fruits and veggies for the most part and limiting just about everything else. The recipes were NOT user friendly for a cook like me. Too complex and time consuming, but sounded tasty if someone wanted to make them for me;)
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (dauntingly huge, but a comprehensive guide to the Bible). I am tackling a couple pages a day at my husband's suggestion). I realize how much I appreciate our current church's approach to preaching the Word, which is the expository style. I love Topical, but I am learning the "whole counsel of God" better this way.
Now I am starting on "Uncle Tom's Cabin". I would love suggestions on good books to read (just about anything is game). I always get on the library request page and then draw blanks. I love stuff that is a combo of educational/entertaining. Tough to find, but that's my fave.
What are you reading?