I mentioned in my first post about summer reading that the list could grow. It certainly has! That said, I should probably call it a day on the list and get started since it’s June 7 already (not sure where the time is going).
Anyway, check out what I’m reading this summer.
Michael Jordan: The Life, by Roland Lazenby. This new biography of the best basketball player of all time is getting glowing reviews, with some even calling it a definitive work on Jordan. I’m not necessarily a basketball fan but Jordan’s amazing legacy has always fascinated me. At 700+ pages, this one might take a while to finish.
God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. If you’re not up to speed on the current conversation about evangelical Christianity and homosexuality, you have a problem. Anybody who wants to think or speak seriously about the Bible and same sex issues will need to be aware of the arguments in the book. Vines’s thesis is that an orthodox view of the inspiration of Scripture is compatible with same sex monogamous relationships.
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens. I’m not sure how I successfully evaded this book during my time as undergrad in philosophy. But I’m finally getting around to it. Hitchens passed away a couple of years ago, leaving the New Atheism without one of its best writers. Hitchens’s suavely destructionist approach to religion is the flavor of the month in universities nowadays; I’m looking forward to reading this.