Recommended Reads, 12th in a Quarterly Series

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6636556953_08a05f7fe2_z.jpgStuff I'd recommend from the past few months:

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Roach).  Is it bad that this book about dead bodies made me laugh out loud at times?

The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America  (Johnson).  The author, who also wrote “Everything Bad is Good for You,” is my new fave.

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain (de Rossi).  I think Portia de Rossi is beautiful and talented.  This memoir says she is also wounded, honest, and brave.

The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability (Hawken).  Relatively balanced and always provocative, this is a probing look at how commerce does work and could work.

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Lomborg).  The forests are shrinking, global warming will be disastrous, and we’re all dying from pesticides and pollution.  Except that the data suggest the opposite.

Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven (Smith).  Loved Rich; only liked the book.  Still worth the read, to get into the mind and heart of a true follower of Jesus.

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