best of 2011

Anatomy of the Soul, Dr. Curtis Thompson. This book was satisfying in combining both research from the field of neuroscience and the truth of God’s Word.  To me, it was a demonstration of the truth at work in how God changes us.  Interesting chapters on attention and community.

Building the Bridge as You Walk On It,  Robert E. Quinn.  I read this book at a time when the title itself grabbed me.  Having read Mr. Quinn’s previous book, Deep Change, I was motivated to read this one.  I was not disappointed.  He discusses the attitude of the leader in the midst of change- the importance of openness vs having your mind made up and seeing critics as important sources of crucial information. If you’re leading change, i would highly recommend it.

Digging to America, Anne Tyler.  this was a great read from Anne Tyler- the characters are well drawn.  The story of two families adopting little girls from Korea, it is the difference in the families that makes the story fascinating.  Great book club read.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog,  Muriel Barbary.  probably my favorite novel in the last few years– just extremely well-written.  Set in France, a concierge, a little girl and a Japanese film-maker form a little circle who are able to see each other as they really are.  Worth the read just for the use of the language.

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