Good reads: Bonhoeffer, Squanto, and Wilberforce

5 Mar

I’m like a kid in a candy shop! I’m giddy, excited and oh-so-excited! I’ve written previously about one of my favorite biographies, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. I’ve also written superfluously about a book that we pull out each November, Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving, which is now an annual-Mosley-Thanksgiving-tradition kind of book. Well, both are written by one of my favorite authors, Eric Metaxas, and I’m excited that he’s currently on a Bonhoeffer Tour with Nashville as a stopping point! Tonight’s the event, and my hubby and I are heading there soon (an anniversary present to each other!). So, if you love the works of Metaxas, see if he’s coming soon to a city near you!

I’m excited to be picking up his book Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery at my local library tomorrow! I love that the common theme in the book about Bonhoeffer and Squanto is, not the greatness of the men, the greatness of the God that they love, know and serve. I’m sure the Wilberforce will be no different. If you’re looking for some quality books to read this year, I would recommend these 3. Tonight, we’ll get a copy of Metaxas’s latest book coming out in April, Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness. Probably another good one to add to your “To be read” list.  As you know, I’m always eager to share quality literature with my fabulous blog readers!

Happy reading!


6 Responses to “Good reads: Bonhoeffer, Squanto, and Wilberforce”

  1. Danielle March 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Rats, more books for my beside table. 🙂 I read Bonhoeffer with my book club last year and really liked it. Such great writing, such eye-opening history. Did you have a great time? I also like the fact that Mr. Metaxas also wrote for Veggie Tales. Makes him more, I don’t know, approachable.

    • Suzanne Shares March 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      yes, more books for the beside table! my stack…is currently MULTIPLE stacks actually. hoping to have lots of time to read this summer!!! 🙂 yes, it was wonderful hearing Metaxas. He shared more of why he ended up writing the Bonhoeffer biography; his mother is German and his grandfather fought with the Nazis (albeit reluctantly) and was killed in WW2. what other books have you read with your book club that you’d recommend? I’m always looking for good book recommendations. 🙂

      • Danielle March 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

        Too many for a blog comment. 🙂 Here’s a few of my most favs. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (Donald Miller). Beautiful fiction: Peace Like a River (Leif Enger). Quite funny: Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (can’t remember author), and A Year in Provence (Peter somebody I think. 🙂 ) We just finished up Les Mis (well, some of them did), and are starting The Odyssey, with each of us reading whatever version we want. Mine is the kid version by Rosemary Sutcliff, but I also found the set (library) by Mary Pope Osborne (of Magic Tree House fame), for my daughter to read so we can talk about them. Whew!

  2. Katherine March 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Ahh, we would get along so well. My DH read Bonhoeffer’s bio over the summer and I am in the middle of Amazing Grace on my Kindle. On another random note, I also love SEC fball, but hesitate to tell you who I pull for the most b/c I want us to stay friends. 😉

    • Suzanne Shares March 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      hahahahaha! girl, we’ll still be friends no matter what SEC team you pull for! BUT…since you said that, you’ve peeked my curiosity. where are you located? i want to try and figure out your team!! 🙂 🙂 we are in Tennessee, but we are not die hard UT fans. We are in the Nashville area so also enjoy watching Vanderbilt as well….but in general, we usually pull for most of the SEC teams.

      • Danielle March 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

        I’ve heard great things about Amazing Grace, and I’ve loved every quote I’ve ever heard from the book.
        luckily for me, we are Pac 12 fans, so I’ll just stay out of that. 🙂

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