On My Shelf: Life and Books with Drew Dyck

Ivan Mesa | January 24, 2017

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

I corresponded with Drew Dyck—acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers, senior editor at CTPastors.com, and author of Generation Ex-Christian and Yawning at Tigers—about what’s on his nightstand, his favorite fiction, books that shaped his thinking, what he’s learning about life and following Jesus, and more.

What’s on your nightstand right now? 

Right now, I’m wrapping up It’s Dangerous to Believe by Mary Eberstadt. It’s about the recent surge of attacks on religious liberty and it’s absolutely terrifying (don’t read it before bed). Eberstadt is one of the sharpest cultural commentators alive, and I’m frustrated no one knows who she is. So here I am, doing my part to spread the word.

Speaking of astute cultural commentators, I’m also re-reading Disappearing Church by another best-kept secret, the Australian pastor Mark Sayers. (Full disclosure: he’s a Moody author, and I acquire books for Moody, though I didn’t acquire his.)

I’m on a science-reading kick right now, so I’m plowing through The Gene: An Intimate History (I understand maybe half of it), and I just finished The Kingdom of Speech, a takedown of Darwinian evolution and Chomskyan…

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