Today I went to Target in Bellingham and bought these two wonderful books.
The Intellectual Devotional ~ Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class (also in Modern Culture Edition)
by David S. Kidder & Noah D. Oppenheim.
These books are written in a devotional style, one page a day, guaranteed that you can finish within a dump. The General Edition introduces you to topics ranging from history, literature, visual arts, science, music, philosophy, to religion. The Modern Culture Edition covers personalities, literature, music, film, ideas and trends, sports, and pop culture.
Karl Barth once said: “We must hold the Bible in one hand, and the newspaper in the other.”
Besides the newspaper, I’d say this series is also a good alternative.
This is exactly the kind of stuff I need to fill up my liberal arts vacuum and make myself a more well-rounded person when my life-long career is going to be connecting the Word and the World.
Now I can put my bathroom time into good use. I just hope I can finish the page before I gas myself to death =)