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Mr. Kendrick

January 6, 2023


Ashley Hawkins

“I like stories,” Mr. Kendrick said. “I like engaging my mind and I think reading is the best way for me to do that.”

Two books stood out to religion teacher Mr. Edward Kendrick as favorites for the year of 2022: “Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ” by Fleming Rutledge and The Brothers Karamazov” by Fydoer Dostoevsky. 

Reading Rutledge’s novel was highly recommended to Mr. Kendrick, and this is the first of her works that he’s read. “I really like the way that she writes,” he said.

An aspect Mr. Kendrick loved about the novel was the insight it shared. “I really like the way she approaches Advent, of looking at darkness and where are the areas of the world that need healing,” he said. “And that way Christmas can speak to those, rather than it just being all happy.”

The other novel on Mr. Kendrick’s list by Dostoevsky is one that was “heavy, but very good,” he said. “I’d recommend that to someone in college.” 

Mr. Kendrick is a frequent reader, usually reading multiple books at a time, categorizing them as either morning books, day books, or night books. Sometimes, Mr. Kendrick even adds on a fourth book which is specifically for work. 

“In the morning is usually spirituality, like theology, during the day is usually classic fiction or history, and then before bed is fantasy or sci-fi, mostly fantasy,” Mr. Kendrick said. “I’m not as big into sci-fi.”

Having read around 20 books in 2022, Mr. Kendrick said he would refer to himself as an “avid” reader, as he has a goal to read one book each month.

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