#57 – The Cloud of Unknowing (My 100 Favorite Books)

This is a classic work of Christian mysticism and contemplative prayer from the 1300s.  The author is unknown.  I read it once on a kindle but it was incredibly difficult, then I picked up a translation which made it easier.  Though technically written in English, it is that old and confusing Middle English which still … Continue reading #57 – The Cloud of Unknowing (My 100 Favorite Books)

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#78 – The Life of Moses by Gregory of Nyssa (My 100 Favorite Books)

Yes, this is early church week on my list!  Today we meet Gregory of Nyssa', Basil's brother, who also wrote extensively on the Trinity.  But I love his book The Life of Moses because it is so different than what most think Christian biblical interpretation and life is.  First, this is a fantastic example of … Continue reading #78 – The Life of Moses by Gregory of Nyssa (My 100 Favorite Books)

#100 – The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr (My 100 Favorite Books)

A few weeks ago I was invited to share pictures of seven books on Facebook, with no comment.  I love reading and had trouble picking just seven favorite books.  So I decided to spend the summer sharing my 100 favorite books.  I tried to roughly put them in some order, so my all-time favorites will … Continue reading #100 – The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr (My 100 Favorite Books)

Beliefs and Desires – Thoughts on Pascal’s Pensees (Listening to the Saints)

I used to write a "Weekly Word" every Friday, devotional thoughts geared towards the CSF students at PSU Berks.  This summer I am bringing the Weekly Word back in hopes of providing spiritual support to the students while they are home. Blaise Pascal lived in France in the mid-1600s and by all accounts was a … Continue reading Beliefs and Desires – Thoughts on Pascal’s Pensees (Listening to the Saints)

A Review of Just a Few of Eugene Peterson’s Many Great Books

Sometimes when I begin a new book, I am gripped from page one and tear through the book rather quickly.  Other books are slower to grab me, it takes a few chapters, but eventually I get sucked in.  Then there are Eugene Peterson books.  Eugene Peterson is best known for his translation of the Bible, … Continue reading A Review of Just a Few of Eugene Peterson’s Many Great Books