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

Sex in a Broken World | Paul David Tripp

We all know we are surrounded by sexuality. It permeates our entertainment, our advertising, our identities, and even our news. Almost none of what we see regarding sex is presented from a biblical perspective. As Paul David Tripp emphasizes throughout Sex in a Broken World: “I’m deeply persuaded that when it comes to sex, we’ve… Continue reading Sex in a Broken World | Paul David Tripp

Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture

Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture is one of the most helpful Christian-living books I’ve read in a long time. David Murray has experienced burnout in his pastoral life to the point of harming his health. He brings a wealth of wisdom to the subject. Don’t think this book is just for… Continue reading Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture