On My Shelf: Life and Books with Megan Hill

Ivan Mesa | March 17, 2016

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers.

I corresponded with Megan Hill, a pastor’s wife and author of the soon-to-be-released Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches (Crossway/TGC). In this interview Hill reveals what on her nightstand, what she’s learning about life and following Jesus, her favorite books on prayer, and more.

What’s on your nightstand right now?

For the past two years, I’ve had a copy of Bret Lott’s Letters & Life on my nightstand. I pick it up and dip into it when my own sentences aren’t cooperating and my paragraphs begin to feel lifeless (which is often). I’ve read Lott’s essay, “On Precision,” at least half-a-dozen times, and it alone is worth the price of the book. In the essay, Lott presses the fact that we have a precise God whose Word is “the pristine source of precision” and to whom all writers are under obligation to craft precise sentences: “And so, as believers, and as those made in God’s image, who among us can say, ‘That’s good enough,’ when we know we haven’t given our best to find the exact…

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