The first day of summer in the northern hemisphere is the day of the year when the sun is the farthest north. This is June 21st. I love long summer days, so it is a great time of year for me.
Since summer is ready to begin, I am ready to pick out a book for my summer reading. I am a slow reader, so it will be just one book this summer.
Should I pick a witty and humorous novel or a top business book on social networking? How about reading a historical or biographical tome like the 944 page Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Godwin (my very enjoyable summer reading a couple of years ago)? No, my pick this year is the Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Critical Questions by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli.
Here is my thought, what bigger questions are there to consider than some of the following issues:
- The existence of God
- Faith and reason
- Providence and free will
- The problem of evil
- The Bible's historical reliability
- Life after death
- Heaven and hell
- Christianity and other religions
- Objective truth
I have some ideas on a number of these issues. But as I have been asked questions lately by my very inquisitive daughter, I have come to see that I do not know as much as I think I do.
So it is back to the books: A look at some of the deeper questions about life.
What will you be reading this summer?