On My Shelf: Life and Books with Gloria Furman

Matt Smethurst | April 28, 2015


On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers. I corresponded with Gloria Furman, author of the new book The Pastor’s Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love (Crossway, 2015), about what’s on her nightstand, books she re-reads, and what she’s learning about life and following Jesus.

What's on your nightstand right now?

Since I don’t have a nightstand, I’ll tell you about the books that are currently migrating from my bookshelf to my desk, to the couch, and back again.

  • The Letter to the Ephesians by Peter O’Brien. I’ve been working on a book about Ephesians for the past year, and this volume has been immensely helpful to me.
  • The King in His Beauty by Tom Schreiner. Reading for my writing has taken me back and forth all over these 646 pages. I think his 15-page epilogue is worth the price of the book. If I were a graphic designer I would try to create some art out of the last paragraph (though I know I’ll see the real deal in person someday soon).
  • A New Testament Biblical Theology by G. K. Beale. This book is a handy guide for considering…

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