What’s On My Night Stand? (What Am I Reading Right Now?)

As a kid, I was never a huge reader.  I mean, I could read, but it wasn’t my first choice for spending my free time.  Over the past few years, I’ve actually learned to enjoy reading some when I have some down time.  (You may have figured that out with some of my previous book review blog posts.)

At any rate, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into what I’ve been reading lately.

For fun, I’ve been reading John Grisham‘s latest suspense, The Confession.  I won’t give it away, but the general story is about an innocent man who’s about to be executed for a crime he didn’t commit while the real killer comes forward to confess his actions.  I’ve read several Grisham books, and this one as always has kept me on the edge of my seat.  I’m about half way through, so I’m excited to see how it ends.

For personal growth and challenge, I’ve been reading two books by Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover and The Money Answer Book.  In both these books, Ramsey shares tips for helping people to “live like nobody else now, so you can live like nobody else” in the future.  He shares financial tips that he says came from this Bible and from your grandmother.  He dispels the myths about debt and get rich quick schemes.  Both of these books are great tools for anyone who is trying to figure out how to handle their money, how to get rid of debt, and how to save for the future.

Finally, I’m reading a book by Randy Alcorn, If God is Good.  This book addresses questions that many have about evil and suffering in the world.  “If God is good, how could He allow evil and suffering?”  This book is pretty deep, and it’s been a challenge to make consistent progress in this book.  I think it’s extremely relevant to anyone – especially those who have experienced pain in their lives caused by evil or suffering.  I have found the book helpful as I am sorting through my own thoughts, feelings, doubts, and experiences.  I am convinced that God is good, but Alcorn’s book has been helpful in my processing.

Oh yeah, I usually have a few Runner’s World magazines by the bedside as well for quick reference and lighter reading.

So…what are you reading?