What You Are Reading
My father, Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, wrote the following post after doing an unscientific Twitter survey. Feel free to chime in with your comments and some of your favorite books of the last two years.
I returned to the Twitterverse to listen to what people are reading these days. Since I have 13,000 “followers,” it seemed likely that we could at least get an idea of the books that are really capturing the attention of folks.
Once again, I must remind you that a Twitter survey is not a scientific poll. Though there were many responses, this approach does not use validated sampling techniques. It is at best an indication of interest. A majority of my Twitter followers are Christians, so you shouldn’t be surprised at the choices.
Some selections had to be eliminated. I asked for books of choice of the past two years, so I allowed any book with a copyright of 2007, 2008, and 2009 to be considered. Some folks provided older books. In fact, Simple Church by Eric Geiger and me would have made the top five, but its publication date of 2006 eliminated it from consideration. I should have thought about that when I asked my question! Also, some people selected more than two books when the question asked for one or two books. In those cases, I eliminated any books listed after the first two.
So here are your selections from my modest slice of the Twitterverse. It will be interesting to read your reactions.
1. The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (2008)
2. Death by Love by Mark Driscoll (2008)
3. The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller (2008)
4. Crazy Love by Francis Chan (2008)
5. Tribes by Seth Godin (2008)