I’ve just started two books this week by two guys named Tom. One is Tommy Newberry’s The 4:8 Principle. It’s all about joy found in Phillipians 4:8, but I feel like I’m reading an infomercial. Hey — no punch intended. Tommy’s a good guy, a Christian and all that, and it’s a New York Time’s Best seller. I’ve benefited from some of Newberry’s time management strategy introduced to my by a pastor I know. It’s just I feel like I’m reading something that’s so in the moment.
My other Tom book was written like, 600 years ago. I’m really digging Thomas A Kempis‘ The Imitation of Christ. This Tom has no blog, no personal web page. He’d never even seen a printing press. But I love him. Rich, deep, influential beyond millenia, its a book my world needs. One of the most influential Christian devotional books ever published. Seriously.
Thomas is classic. He’s written a spiritual rock. That’s what I need, classic rock for my mind.
Okay, my insomnia is ending (the sleeping pill is kicking in), and I am going to bed so I can be fresh for H-Bomb. Excited to pull that trigger tomorrow at Connexus.