The Well Magazine Summer 2012 - Page 25

Edification: Books, Movies, Music, News Book Recommendations from At the Well Readers “The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. It's a non-fiction book focused on the story of a first-century Jew and his bold praying style. It's a quick read that asks praying folk to examine how we pray and to assess, through how we pray, just how big or small we see God to be in our lives. Batterson has a breezy, conversational writing style. I got a lot out of this book. Think other praying folk might as well.”—Nichole “Highly, highly recommend Steve Jobs biography. One of the best I've read in awhile. He wasn't a nice guy but it's engrossing to see what drives some to genius and dooms others to defeat. I also found it pretty cool to read history that I lived through.” —Nichole “The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper will inspire you. It is about love and survival!! A must read!”—Saundra “The Color of Water is one of my favorites.”—Janie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Great history of medical treatment for Black people in the early 40s and 50s. Fascinating story of Henrietta's life as well as the rest of her family, medicine and the author of the book. It's non-fiction, but I found it to be a real page-turner and well written!”—Deborah 25 *Editor’s Note: Some books may contain language and content that some may find offensive. Summer 2012 / The Well Magazine