What I'm Reading

What I'

What I’m Reading

by Kathleen Norris

I am savoring Karl Rahner’s The Need and the Blessing of Prayer. It’s densely packed, full of insight: "What can be taken from you is never God." For review, I’m reading Garret Keizer’s new book, Help: The Original Human Dilemma. I’ll never read the story of the Good Samaritan the same way again.

Because I’m teaching a senior high Sunday school class, I’m reading Dorothy Bass and Don Richter’s Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens. It’s a lively, fresh look at what goes into developing a healthy spiritual life. The books that have been most significant in my own spiritual growth are the Bible, the letters of Emily Dickinson, and the sayings of the Desert Fathers.

Kathleen Norris is author of the best-selling books Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, and The Cloister Walk.

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Sojourners Magazine December 2004
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