I was going to entitle this post “Summer reading list” because it is the summer here in Australia and then I realised most of you who will be reading this will probably be trudging to work through 5 inches of snow! Over the January period things are traditionally quiet for me and I usually have 2 or 3 weeks of annual leave and plenty of time to read at leisure (as much as one can with kids).

As is my tradition I never read one book at a time, I have 3, 4 maybe 5 books on the go over the New year period. This year will be no different. So what is on the list? I am glad you asked…

Firstly, I really want to get stuck into Dale C Allison’s, ‘Constructing Jesus’. I won this copy via James McGrath and I am seriously considering a contrast and compare of this volume with Richard Bauckham’s ‘Jesus and the Eyewitnesses‘ for my dissertation.

Secondly, I promised BW3 I would read and review the third of his Art West mystery novels, ‘Papias and the Mysterious Menorah‘ so I hope to get it done over the coming days….week….Seriously though, I am really enjoying this novel!

Thirdly, my wife bought me two great ‘lighter books’ for me for Christmas – David G Benner’s ‘Opening to God: Lectio Divina and life as prayer‘ along with Eugene Peterson’s ‘A Long Obedience in the same direction‘. These will make for good read and snooze sessions on lazy afternoons!

There you have it, my summer/winter reading list. All for enjoyment. Having kids limits my time to read leisurely so I savoir every moment I get (with the kids as well). So, what’s on your list this coming year?