What Im Reading
by Kathleen Norris
I am savoring Karl Rahners The Need and the Blessing of Prayer. Its densely packed, full of insight: "What can be taken from you is never God." For review, Im reading Garret Keizers new book, Help: The Original Human Dilemma. Ill never read the story of the Good Samaritan the same way again.
Because Im teaching a senior high Sunday school class, Im reading Dorothy Bass and Don Richters Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens. Its 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.