In alphabetical order by title:
Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence by Anne D. LeClaire
I love this part of her introduction: “My days were occupied with obligations and mundane responsibilities: grocery shopping, cooking, dentist appointments, committee meetings, book deadlines, correspondence, banking, and all the routine maintenance of car, house, yard, body, and especially relationships with family and friends. The list seemed unending. Like too many of us, I mistook a busy life for a rich one.”
Please Pass the Faith: the art of spiritual grandparenting by Elsie Rempel
Although I’m not a grandparent myself, I’m very interested in Elsie’s new book. I know her well from her work in children’s formation, and am glad to see that she is now connecting this very deliberately with the role of grandparents. Way to go, Elsie!
The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis, and Life in the Kingdom by Jamie Arpin-Ricci
Spirituality in action and in community–I’m looking forward to learning a lot from this book. Christine Sine, executive director, Mustard Seed Associates, says, “This thought-provoking, challenging and often heart-rending book had a profound impact on me. I heartily recommend it to all followers of Christ who want to be challenged to take their faith more seriously.”
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life by James Martin, SJ
This book has been on my reading list ever since it was published in 2010, but I really do intend to read it this summer! Below is a clip of the author talking about joy and humour as spiritual qualities.
Your Ears Will Hear by Steve & Evy Klassen
This book is a journal for reading and writing, as an aid for listening to God. It brings together real stories by real people, and I look forward to adding my own.
Your turn: What are you reading this summer?