Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The average American watches 1,456 hours of television a year, but only reads 3 books.

I was thinking about this statistic and reminisced over the books I’ve read this year and thought about how I am a better person because of it. I’m glad I’m not average.

The books I have read this year:

books Simplicity by Mark Solomon

books Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll

books Counterfeit Revival by Hank Hanegraaff

books Confessions of a Reformission Rev. by Mark Driscoll

books No Compromise by Melody Green

books Let Me Be A Woman by Elizabeth Elliot

books The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio

books The Barbarian Way by Erwin Mc Manus

books Hard To Believe by John MacArthur

books To Own A Dragon by Donald Miller

I’m not one of those people who can read a book slowly over a long period of time. I operate on spurts of reading and reading. I usually finsh books in a few days. It rarely takes me more than a week to finish a book. I like to commit to it and finish without a lot of distraction in there. This also means that I can not read more than one book at a time. I like to fully immerse myself in a particular book, and reading more than one at a time splits my focus.

Currently reading:

books The Coffeehouse Gospel by Matthew Paul Turner

5 comments:

Joel said...

Not even a fair association...you live in Namibia where there are 3 TV stations, TBN, NBC and something else. Of course you're going to read more :)

Schmanda said...

nice try. however, even when i lived in America I still read more than watching tv. I got about the same number of channels in Dayton, actually. =)

la.jesusfreak said...

Hey There I need your email, its too late for me to call anyone and ask them for it and I wanted to drop you a line before sleepytime drags me out! I probably will not get to write you until tomorrow now but I look forward to it anyway! By the By, I'm reading about 4 books at the same time and if I didn't have kids I wouldn't even have a TV! I didn't have one before they invaded. I don't have nearly as much time to read as I'd like to, I usually fall asleep on a good one. Is there a book you'd like that you don't have? Or an author you'd like me to look for their newest stuff?

la.jesusfreak said...

Okay I just had to go through some stuff to even post that comment and then I see that you may not have any idea who I am...it's Letitia...from Apex....short chick on the praise team...we got to praise together on your last Sunday there...recent additions to Josh and Ambers house church. Okay, now please send me your email before I have to admit to Amber that I lost it {LOL} la.jesusfreak@yahoo.com...goodnite.

Matthew Paul Turner said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas. Thanks for reading my book. Blessings to you... Matthew