Given the opportunity to get away to refresh yourself in prayer and you can take your Bible, a notebook, and one more book that would help refresh you in this spiritual exercise for a few days, what book would be going with you?
I had the privilege of interviewing Marlena Graves along with Dennis Edwards on another subject a few weeks ago. Today Marlena is launching her latest book: The Way Up is Down. Get this book! She is a fresh, powerful voice needed in this generation.
I WILL BE GIVING AWAY ONE COPY OF HER BOOK. HERE ARE THE RULES:
- Share this post on your social media accounts.
- Leave a comment on this post (NOT my social media accounts… THIS POST!) Answer this question: What is the last book you read from a person of color and when?
- I will draw randomly from the posts if I get at least 5 people involved.
Almost every year I pull out Seven Storey Mountain (the autobiography of Thomas Merton) and read it. It’s one of the few books I have read multiple times. I have a fresh (used) copy so I can try to read with fresh eyes instead of floating to my markings and skimming too much.
This first paragraph is such a grasp of the human soul:Continue reading “The deep hunger in our souls”
There are two books to finish this year. They both challenge me in issues of judicial injustice and racial justice.Continue reading “Two books”
I tracked my reading on Goodreads to see how I would do. I also counted audible books because I drive a lot and it’s my favorite way to consume fiction. Looking back, here are some books I really enjoyed (that word also means “challenged by” for me), and not in any particular order:Continue reading “Top reads for 2019”
We may have heard these generalizations about the poor, or held them ourselves. (Or, still hold them.)
— They are lazy and uneducated.
— They chose to be poor. They could pick themselves up by their bootstraps and get out of it if they really wanted.
— The poor are the government’s responsibility.
— It’s their own fault they are poor.
I’ve begun reading The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Lots of quotes to follow in the coming days. This book is needed reading.Continue reading “The road to American fragility”
My reading and listening keeps my mind working and my prayer life sharp. I now drive a lot in my work so I listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks.Continue reading “What I am reading and listening to”
Fleming Rutledge, in her book on the Crucifixion, breaks down the difficulty we truly have in American Christianity with the concepts of justice AND mercy.Continue reading “The difficulty of relating to justice AND mercy”
From time to time I like to look back and see what I’ve been reading and what has been challenging my thinking and my prayer life.Continue reading “Reading (and listening) Round Up”