Audio + Print: I am trying something new with The Lord of the Rings that I have not previously attempted. I am listening to the high-quality (different voices, etc.) series on Scribd while following along with my new hardback in hand. I got through about 8–9 pages last night and it was relaxing and fun. While I don’t want to do this for all of my reading, sometimes I read really slow. So, this keeps me moving at a decent pace while reading fiction. On Scribd, I changed the speed to 1.2x which seems to be ideal for The Fellowship of the Ring. You might want to try this method.
Favorite Quote: I am not a fan of searching the internet for quotes. Quotes that impact us should come from the stuff we are actually reading and thinking about as well as the people in our lives. Those are the “quotes” that mean something to me. Bro. Dan Finley in Picayune—one of my mentors over the years—has often said: “God takes a long time to do things suddenly.” I hope that I am not botching it! I return to this often and enjoy sharing it with others when appropriate. So take heart—your breakthrough could be right around the corner. It really is true that it is the darkest right before dawn. Don’t give up. Don’t throw in the towel. Seek the Lord. David writes: You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek” (Ps. 27:8 ESV).
My Next Book Is Coming Soon: In the next few weeks, Enlightium Academy (EA) is publishing an 80,000-word book that I just completed titled, Western Philosophy and a Biblical Worldview: A Foundational Primer. We are also using it as a course for 7th and 8th-grade students. Each chapter begins with an Overview, Vocabulary, and Introductory section. Heath Robertson, who is finishing his Ph.D. in Systematics at the University of Aberdeen and who serves as the Spiritual Support Director at EA, did me the honor of writing the Foreward. The book is divided into the following four sections, each with 8–12 chapters:
- What is Philosophy?
- A Brief History of Western Philosophy
- Towards a Christian Worldview: Being, Truth, and Logic
- Towards a Christian Worldview: Ethics and the Abundant Life