This morning I added the first half of 2023’s reading to the new Shelf page. All these books were solid.
The Return of the Dragon by Lewis Ungit
This was definitely an odd book. It covers the spiritual experiences of those that take psychedelic drugs and the history of the Church with cultures that practiced such things. Spoilers: they ended the practice everywhere they went. Haunted Cosmos just posted an episode about this book a couple weeks ago. Solid read for any Christian.
Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier
For any parent of daughters, this book shows the social contagion of transgenderism among young girls and the danger and damage that has come from this. Parents, you need to read this.
The God of the Garden and Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson
These are books that I will be going back to repeatedly. Andrew is just a comfy writer, with creativity and imagery abounding. Thoughts on creativity, writing, poetry, songwriting, and gardening.
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self and Strange New World by Carl R. Trueman
If you want to understand a lot of what is going on in philosophy today, these books are really good. Rise and Triumph is better, but a lot of words. If you want a shorter read that still communicates the point, Strange New World is a quick read.
I am going to finish another book today and maybe get back to some fiction reading. Got the next two Ransom trilogy books lined up as well as others. I think I will be beating last year’s ten books this year.