My Summer Reading List
Yesterday I received two emails within seconds of each other.
The first was from a librarian at New Mexico State University informing me that by noon six people had already been executed in Juarez, Mexico.
The second came from CNN informing me that six people had lost their lives in a shooting in Albuquerque.
One tragedy was a national headline, the other you probably just heard about for the first time.
On the average seven people are executed every day in Juarez…some days the numbers are in the twenties or more.
Countrywide the numbers are horrifying as well.
You probably didn’t know that Sunday was election day in Mexico and you probably didn’t know that many candidates were executed before they could be voted on.
It’s hard to maintain a democracy when you have to drive under bodies hanging from overpasses on your way to the polling booth…four in Chihuahua alone.
You probably don’t know that our southern neighbor is imploding and may collapse completely.
Why don’t you know?
Why is this happening?
I’m spending my summer researching this instead of reading another spate of books on doctrine or how awful the church is or how wonderful my tradition is in comparison.
I’m fascinated by the reality that Satan is standing on the border gathering his troops while we’re tweeting about Francis Chan or Ergun Caner.
I’m only reading one “Christian” book this summer, “Practicing Resurrection” by Eugene Peterson.
It is perhaps the best book of many best books that this wonderful sage has written…I’m trusting him to keep me sane during my research.
More on that in a couple months.
This is what is on my iPad or bookstand;