The Terror: A Novel by Dan Simmons
Based on historical events, Simmons’ tale follows the crewman of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror as they try to survive the Arctic Circle. Tragedy ensues: disease, starvation, and brutal temperatures ravage the men, while an unknown monstrosity stalks them on the ice. At nearly a thousand pages, this is one of those stories tailored made for getting lost in. I’m already having serious trouble putting it down.
Everything I Want to Do is Illegal by Joel Salatin
“Drawing upon 40 years’ experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat.” I’ve only ever read snippets of his work, so finding myself in the immediate vicinity of these essays was a real treat.
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
The famous retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. It’s phenomenal. I only regret not reading it before now.
Putting Jesus in His Place by Robert Bowman, J. Ed Komoszewski
I picked this up when it was on sale awhile back: “Putting Jesus in His Place engages objections to the divine identity of Jesus Christ from Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, Unitarians, and other religious perspectives. Its emphasis throughout, however, is on the positive case for the deity of Christ. The book introduces the reader to cutting-edge scholarship on New Testament Christology and makes the information accessible and usable for those who are not biblical scholars or theologians.”
What’s on your bookshelf right now?