Well I’m at book #58 on my goal of 100 books this year. (Like I’ve said – many of these are listened to in the car and I spend a LOT of time in my car.)

Here are some that are interesting reads – depending on what you like.

54. Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas – I’ve always heard about Dietrich Bonhoffer and had a vague idea about who he was and what he did, but I hadn’t read anything about his life. So I decided to do so.

This is a long book, but Metaxas writes with passion and makes the many details readable. Many of his letters and sermons are quoted giving a personal look into his heart and mind.

Bonhoeffer, for those of you who don’t know, was a German Lutheran pastor who, at age 39, was martyred for being part of the resistance movement that plotted to assassinate  Hitler.

This is not a book that you’ll sit down in read in a night, but Bonhoeffer’s story is an important one in Christian history.

(Oh, fyi – according to Bonhoeffer’s blog, George and Laura Bush have also read the book. So, you can do something presidential this summer.)

56. The Lou Gehrig Story. I didn’t know too much about him before except that he was a great Yankee and he died from ALS, a disease which now often known as Lou Gehrig disease.

He was actually a shy, mama’s boy, very unsophisticated and overwhelmed by the big league and all that came with it.  He eventually married (his mother scared most of the ladies away) a socialite from Chicago who became the love of his life. Again, this is a man who died young.

Interesting character study.

57. Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark.  Christian chick lit – but well-written. I like Mindy Clark’s writing and have read other books by her.

This book is not what you think – it is about the Amish, but the protagonist is not Amish and it is overall a story of secrets and intrigue. Ms. Clark has also written a sequel: Amish Nanny, which is about hmmm … Switzerland.

If you want a fun summer read, this is a series to get.

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