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.