What do you give someone who turns 90? Well, if it’s Al Sanders (aka “Dad” for me), you “shower” him with books! All his life, Dad has been a consumer of content but with more leisure time than when he was 80 (!), he’s now enjoying the reading of every kind of book—from mystery to documentary, from biography to inspirational. (All that in addition to the continued study of the Word.)
We love sharing reading recommendations in Update occasionally and thought you might actually like to see what our staff selected for Al when we celebrated his birthday. Once my dad has read through a book, there’s no putting it on some dusty shelf—there isn’t room for that at his home. The book comes back to the office with a yellow post-it note on top with his assessment of the read.
(For instance, on Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone by Martin Dugard, it’s noted … “Best book I’ve read in a long time! Fascinating!”.) Then the book typically lands on our “NPNS” shelf—that’s Ambassador-ese for “No Pushing / No Shoving”—a counter where you can put things you no longer want but hope someone else will.
So … here’s the entire list of what Al received.
(By the way, what would you suggest would be a good choice for him next? He’s gone through most of the list below since April 17! Let me know and I’ll send you a copy of what we consider to be a very good book—Al’s own, I’m Trying to Number My Days but I Keep Losing Count!)
2. Biblical Grandparenting: Exploring God’s Design, Culture’s Messages and Disciple-Making Methods to Pass Faith to Future Generations (Josh Mulvihill) … and yes, the title isn’t the whole book!
24. The Voice Bible