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Aug 2012

What I’m Reading This Summer with Gregory Jastrzemski

Continuing with our What I’m Reading This Summer series, today we hear from Greg Jastrzemski. Among other things, three books Greg is planning to read this summer are:

Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
I am just a few chapters into this one, but so far it serves as a great reminder of Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”, and John 15:5 when Jesus says “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Ron Klug
OK, not really a “book” persay, but I am reading it, and it is summer, so thus it qualifies as “summer reading”. This is my first real exposure to Bonhoeffer and it has served as a great way to start each day recently. I truly appreciate his genuine, simple, pragmatic approach to the realities of living life as a Christian.

Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin
A book whose size makes it fit for summer, and probably the better part of fall as well. I am enjoying this one for personal and professional reasons. What a reminder that ignorance and blatant disregard for reality can bring ruin in more ways than one.

Greg is a member of Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, Virginia, and has been married to his wife Heather for 13 years. Together, they have six kiddos: Emily (12), Kaleb (9), Avery (5), Levi (4), Nadia (3), and Eleanor (1+). He loves to sing and make music in our Sunday gatherings, and is also a big football and tennis fan. An admitted Buffalo Bills fan, he believes this year is their year! He also hopes to one day be able to attend The US Open, Wimbledon, The French Open, and The Australian Open, preferably while Federer is still around. When he’s not working on his Andre Agassi wardrobe, he can be found on the tennis courts playing like him.



Mrs. P. : )

August 13 2013 Reply

I just wanted to mention how (oddly for us) your daughter, Emily’s “Prius Hum song” is always such a delight. Even my DH, who usually dislikes television or radio ads altogether, enjoys this one. And our grandchildren always smile, hum, sing-along, and give full effort to their head bobbing when they hear it. So not only did the song/jingle writer come up with something very infectious, your daughter is blessed with a voice that fits it’s delivery perfectly! Thank you for allowing and encouraging her! Oh, and your summer reading list looks good. How did you do? (Since it is now mid-August and the days are already getting shorter.) Thanks for your sharing, and allowing me to share, too!

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