Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever by Gavin Edwards

Summary: Half biography, half inspirational insights into how to learn from Mister Rogers.  I am not unfamiliar with Mister Rogers’ story. In addition to regularly watching old episodes of his TV show with my four and six-year-olds, I have read four books by or about him over the past couple of years and watched several documentaries. … Read more

The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World’s Most Beloved Neighbor by Amy Hollingsworth

Summary: Spiritual insights from the author’s friendship with Mr Rogers. There really are surprisingly few books about Mister Rogers. Outside of the books by Mr Rogers, I can really only find four. One I read and reviewed last year (The Peaceful Neighbor). One that I just found today, one that is self published (and very poorly reviewed) … Read more

2021 Reading Report

I have stopped doing traditional ‘best of’  lists the past couple of years. Instead, I have written about what has impacted me in different areas. Below I also give some stats on the diversity of the authors of my reading and the topics of my reading. Confronting History History is a significant interest of mine. … Read more

Notable Books Read in 2018

It is the time of the year when everyone is posting their “˜Best of’ lists. This is not going to be a “˜Best of 2018′ because less than half of these were published in 2018. And I think that is a good thing. Books should have a life of longer than a year, and even … Read more