This summer has afforded me some time for reading. I know that it doesn’t have anything to do with roofing (maybe!) but I thought I’d go off topic a bit and share what I am reading this summer. I’d love it if you would drop me a note and let me know what you’re reading. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My book list is always huge and growing it seems but here are a few of the books I have read this summer:
Out On A Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery by Carolyn Jourdan. I read this book in order to get into the spirit for our family vacation to Tennessee. What I was surprised by, though, was how much I learned about the area as well as about medicine — you will have to read it yourself to learn more!
The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrews. This was a great book to make me more aware of my life and more compassionate about the lives of those around me.
A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War II Tell Their Stories by Larry and Lenna Mae Gara. I attended a Methodist college during the Reagan years. My thoughts as a conservative did not always blend well with those around me during those years. This book, though, gave me huge understanding of pacifism and great respect for the convictions of others.
The Litigators by John Grisham. This novel is in true Grisham fashion and was an easy but enjoyable and comfortable read.
Beauty Will Save The World: Rediscovering the allure and mystery of Christianity by Brian Zahnd. Wow, this book really pushed me. But, it gave me great appreciation for the incredible story of our savior, Jesus Christ.
Muscle And A Shovel by Michael Shank. This was another book that really challenged me … and still has me thinking.
The Turk Who Loved Apples by Matthew Gross. I must admit, I was less than thrilled by this book. It was okay and I made it all the way through it (it’s rare for me to not finish a book) but, written by a travel author, I found it to be pretty pretentious and self serving.
Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris. Normally, I find Sedaris to be hilarious. This was a good book and it did make me laugh but it seemed a bit more introspective on his part and did not make me laugh as much as I had hoped.
Happy Happy Happy by Phil “Duck Commander” Robertson. We actually listened to this book on CD as we were driving. It is a great and enjoyable book and I especially suggest it for teens and young adults. Phil has many great lessons for us all to learn from and live lives that are happy, happy, happy.
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. This is a great summary of why there is joy, purpose, and calling in being generous and giving.
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni. Very well written book that breaks down and explains why success in business is heavily dependent upon the organization being a well functioning team. Lencioni also gives a road map for getting there.
Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path To God by Brennan Manning. This book taught me much about being honest with myself … and with God … on my spiritual journey.
Happy Reading to you — and, don’t forget — drop me a note and let me know what you’ve been reading!
Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.
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