I haven't written this list to declare that I'm going to read all these books this summer, just that I'd like to.
The Lord's Prayer by Peter Lewis
... By which I mean what I'll be reading regularly to do me good. This book contains fifty or so chapters (just a few pages long each) that give insights into the prayer Jesus taught us. I love reading stuff by people who have known God for ages, there is often such depth to the truth they share.
Previous convictions by AA Gill
Gill is a columnist for The Sunday Times whose writing I really enjoy. This volume is a collection of his longer pieces for the newspaper, which could be on any subject under the sun. He's someone who I don't always agree with but I like how he says it, which is pretty rare for me.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Christians are thin on the ground, so I'm excited about what I may find in this novel.
John Newton: from disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken
One famously-saved sinner writes of another.
Galatians for everyone by Tom Wright, Galatians: Paul's charter of freedom by Leon Morris
Brickhill will be preaching through the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians this autumn so I'm hoping to get some background preparation done with the help of these two commentaries.
P.S. When I'm reading on the beach I try to do so as the person in the photo above does, but my arms get tired really quickly.
P.P.S. Wear suncream.