I just finished up the Bible in 90 days as we started school the end of August, so the last couple of weeks I've been able to begin catching up in other reading.
The kids and I have been reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond last week and this week. We're loving it and the kids beg me to read an extra chapter or two whenever we get the chance. Before that we read Walk the World's Rim about Esteban, the historical African slave who served as a guide, translator, and explorer who helped open up the west for the Spaniards.
I'm still plugging away on George Washington's Sacred Fire by Peter Lillback. I'm several hundred pages in, with many more to go!
I read RC Sproul's commentary on the book of John last month and this month I'm reading his commentary on Romans. These commentaries are really made up of his sermons through the two said books and don't read like commentaries at all. They're very conversational and full of the wonderful illustrations he's known for.
I've also been enjoying A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays by Robin Sampson and Linda Pierce. I don't know why we celebrate so many meaningless holidays in this country, yet neglect those most rich in biblical history and meaning. Yesterday I picked up Listening to the Language of the Bible: Hearing it Through Jesus' Ears by Lois Tverberg with Bruce Okkema. I find this book fascinating! I studied Hebrew in college, but that was about a million years ago. This book explains the nuances of certain Hebrew words and also gives background cultural information that makes Bible verses you always thought you understood more deep with meaning. I highly recommend it and have insisted my pastor husband pick it up next.