It’s been a few months since I last blogged about what I have been reading. The fact is, since my last posting in late July I went through a bout of pneumonia and fatigue that made it rather difficult for me to concentrate on reading. However, I have been feeling better the last few weeks and have had the chance to read a couple of books that I would like to pass on to you.
The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans. The first of a trilogy of documenting the history of Hitler’s Third Reich. Thorough, well-researched, and well-written. This volume focuses on the conditions that led to the coming of power of the Nazis in Germany. Very enlightening. Having read a fair bit on this subject, I think I can say that this trilogy will become the new standard text on the subject. Highly recommended. I am now reading the second volume, The Third Reich in Power.
Escaping North Korea by Mike Kim. A While not a work of scholarship, this is a very readable and helpful look into the life of ordinary North Koreans. It contains a number of inspirational stories of those who fled to China, overcoming great adversity with many becoming Christians and choosing to return to win their families to Christ. We will soon be making this book available on our online catalogue.
So what have you been reading lately?