I did give myself some wiggle room, and decided to read My Grandfather's Son, the recently-published memoir by Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. Wow! What a riveting life story. If you like inspiring biography, you really ought to get a copy. You'll have a hard time putting down this story of Justice Thomas and how he was shaped by the extraordinary man who raised him.
By the way, a few weeks ago I saw a statistic in some magazine about how long it had been since Justice Thomas had said anything during oral argument before the Court. It's often said that he hardly ever says anything during Court sessions. So is Clarence Thomas disinterested? Intellectually lazy? He responds to that and a few other questions in a recent Wall Street Journal article, "Mr. Constitution."
N. T. Wright continues to publish faster than I can read. But I did take the time to digest a recent article of his in Christianity Today magazine, "Heaven Is Not Our Home." Check it out and let me know what you think.