Books To Be Quarantined With

I stole this idea from Seth Lewis’s Blog, because I really like this idea of books to be quarantined with. It’s kind of like books to be stranded on a deserted island with. Haven’t we all kind of been involuntarily sent to the deserted island of our homes? Anyway, it got me thinking of what books… Continue reading Books To Be Quarantined With

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund feels like being wrapped in a warm, Puritan weighted blanket for your soul. I didn’t know such a thing existed, but here it is. It’s theologically rich, and at the same time easy to understand and encouraging. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my favorites… Continue reading Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson is one of those books that feels like you just had an enlightening conversation with a wise friend. I lost myself in the conversation and time flew. Before I knew it, it was over, yet I felt full and happy and inspired. Something about the way Peterson writes just… Continue reading Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer is a combination of a book on slowing down and a book on the spiritual disciplines. Spiritual disciplines or practices have been in vogue lately, but Comer’s book is the real deal. Of course, the spiritual disciplines force us to slow down, so the combination works well.… Continue reading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer

On The Road With Saint Augustine by James K. A. Smith

On The Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts by James K. A. Smith takes us on the spiritual journey of Augustine, as he travels Africa and Italy searching for purpose and meaning. Smith hones in on the human heart’s longing for road trips—journeys. Our hearts long for something that leads us… Continue reading On The Road With Saint Augustine by James K. A. Smith

Biblical Spirituality – Christopher W. Morgan

The number of people saying that they are spiritual but not religious is increasing. Meditation and yoga are growing in popularity. Recently, Democratic Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson’s tweets  went viral with their Oprah inspired spiritualism. People are desperately searching for something spiritually meaningful in their lives. I greatly appreciate Biblical Spirituality, edited by Christopher W. Morgan,… Continue reading Biblical Spirituality – Christopher W. Morgan

The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley

I’ve been looking forward to The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose For An Age of Distraction since I first heard about it a few months ago. It didn’t disappoint. After suffering a health crisis from living and working a overpacked, chaotic schedule with little sleep, Earley realized he needed to make a serious change for… Continue reading The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley

Images and Idols: Creativity for the Christian Life

Images and Idols: Creativity for the Christian Life is the first book in the new Reclaiming Creativity Series by Thomas J. Terry and J. Ryan Lister. They write in the foreword that the series began as a conversation between friends— one an academic and the other a performing artist. The artist creates the art. The… Continue reading Images and Idols: Creativity for the Christian Life

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

There’s something about Nick Hornby’s nonfiction that brings me joy. His writing is so conversational. It’s never stuffy, and there’s an intensity and unabashed honesty to it. I can read old “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” articles from Believer magazine for hours. Thankfully they’ve made them available online. Fever Pitch is no different. I enjoyed every… Continue reading Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby