This reading challenge helps organize reading patterns and introduce new books and genres that you might not ordinarily read.
I'll get a bit of a jump on it, I'll start with the light reading list and move on from there.
The light list:
- a book published in 2020 0r 2021
- a memoir or biography
- a classic novel
- a book by or about a pastor or a pastor's wife
- a book about a book of the Bible
- a book published by Zondervan
- a book with the word "gospel" in the title or subtitle
- a book about a current social issue
- a book for children or teens
- a book about theology
- a book about Christian living
- a book of your choice
the first book I'm planning was published on March 3, 2020, "Deacon King Kong"
The year is 1969. In a housing project in south Brooklyn, a shambling old church deacon called Sportcoat shoots - for no apparent reason - the local drug-dealer who used to be part of the church's baseball team. The repercussions of that moment draw in the whole community, from Sportcoat's best friend - Hot Sausage - to the local Italian mobsters, the police (corrupt and otherwise), and the stalwart ladies of the Five Ends Baptist Church.
DEACON KING KONG is a book about a community under threat, about the ways people pull together in an age when the old rules are being rewritten. It is very funny in places, and heartbreaking in others. From a prize-winning storyteller, this New York Times bestseller shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, and that the communities we build are fragile but vital.
After that, "The Things We Couldn't Say"
Things We Couldn't Say is the true story of Diet Eman, a young Dutch woman, who, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything to rescue imperiled Jews in Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II. Throughout the years that Diet and Hein aided the Resistance--work that would cost Diet her freedom and Hein his life--their courageous effort ultimately saved hundreds of Dutch Jews.