an open book

I’ve been reading. Quite a bit, especially when insomnia strikes. At those times I read easy books that entertain. This list is what I’ve read while awake and fully functioning.

Jesus, I Love You by Augustine Gadient, illustrated by Mizuho Fujisawa. What a sweet book for little ones. I’m going to say the thing grandparents say, “they didn’t have books like this when my kids were little!” But so gald they have them now. Each 2 page spread has a short prayer and a specail lift the flap picture. The images are bright and eye catching and the text is simple. Perfect for the toddler in your life.

Joyful Momentum by Elizabeth A. Tomlin is where guide if you are interested in forming or growing a vibrant women’s group. I have been in minstry a long time and I wish I’d had this book when I was strting out. It would have saved me some angst for sure! I highly recommend it no matter how long you’ve been in ministry, 5 minutes, 5 years, or 5 decades.

There might have been a better time for this book to launch other than the beginnig of a pandemis that had us sheltering in place. But I’m not sure what that time would have been. The Inner Chapel by Becky Eldredge will soothe your soul, help you grow and guide you to a deeper and more fulfilling prayer life. Becky helps you find your inner chapel through her stories, scripture and prayer practices. I can say that I not only enjoyed it but talked so much about it, my husband is now reading it.

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser is one of my favorite authors. This book, Domestic Monastery, is different than others I read of his, but no less wonderful. Especially now, when we are spending so much time in our “domestic monastery,” this little book helps you realize how important family is in forming us. He also affirms parents with some beautiful stories. You can read any chapter you choose or read it in order. It is a treasure.

I hope one of these intrigues you! Would you like some more book ideas, check out An Open Book link up!

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4 thoughts on “An Open Book

  • June 3, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks for linking up! These are great selections. Domestic Monastery sounds intriguing to me as we’ve been a bit trapped inside of our own these last months!

  • June 3, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I want to know what other entertaining books you’ve been reading! I think “The Inner Chapel” looks like a good one for me.

    • June 3, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Get the Inner Chapel. As a future spiritual director I can see myself using it frequently.
      Entertaining books: THe Summer Guests, Mary Alice Monroe; Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra (a riff on Little Women); The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal; Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks; Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank – that’s enough for now. FYI – a few are PG-13 in some spots.


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