Recap (April 18-24)

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

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Book Reviews:

On the web

Books for the TBR list:

  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
    A novel about a missionary nun-nurse who gets pregnant (by her doctor?). Set in Ethopia and narrated by one of the nun-nurse’s twin sons, this book sounds like an intriguing story.
  • Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
    A young adult novel about a kidnapped girl who has been abused at the hands of her captor for 7 years. Sounds brutal.
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
    A doctor delivers his own twins and discovers that one has Down syndrome. He commits one to a nurse to deliver to an institution–but the nurse instead takes the daughter with Down syndrome and raises her as her own.
  • Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
    I don’t really understand the appeal of graphic novels. But this is not a graphic novel but a graphic memoir, telling the story of Small’s childhood and the surgery that left him mute. Interesting.

Projects to try:

  • My friend Kayla is working on a project. She’s doing a new thing every day–which is a cool project in its own right. But this week, one of her new things was folding little money shirts. These are absolutely awesome. I think maybe I’ll put it on my list for when I decide to try a new thing every day!

Thought-provoking posts:

  • Jon Acuff on worrying about the little things:

    “Like a college student who on the night before a final finds a million reasons to clean their dorm room instead of studying, we clean our metaphorical rooms. We avoid writing the big paper and wrestling with grace by worrying about makeup and dancing and a million little other things that make our faith seem really little and manageable.

    But grace cannot be managed.”

  • Tim Challies asks: Is error in doctrine always sin? A thought provoking post on difference is doctrine and the role of conscience.

Videos worth seeing:

  • My sister gives a tour of our neighborhood–after running away from the guy at the front door.

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