Reading the Right Books (Franz Kafka)

What is the right book for you to read? Here is what Franz Kafka says . . .

Franz Kafka   if the book we are reading does not wake us up

The right book is any book that wakes you up.
The right book is any book that hammers at your thinking.
The right book is any book that is axe-like in breaking the sea frozen inside you.

The right book is any book that challenges you to see things differently.
The right book is any book that moves you to feel more deeply about the things that matter most.
The right book is any book that mobilizes you to live, act and lead in transformative ways.

What are the right books you have been reading lately?

For me, they include:

Pastoral Work, edited by Jason Byassee and L. Roger Owens - looking at the influence of Eugene Peterson
The Discernment of Spirits by Timothy Gallagher - a study of Ignatian discernment.
How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins - why greatness does not last and what pride plays in its loss.
Who is Man by Abraham Heschel - a profoundly illuminating reflection on our real nature.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International

BrianRice@lcileaders.org

LCI - helping break the Frozen Seas inside you.