In the Church Library – January, 2012

Three new books offer help for your spiritual life:

Naked Spirituality, a Life with God in 12 Simple Words is by Brian McLaren (248 M). The author presents a four-stage framework for understanding the spiritual life, and he unfolds spiritual practices appropriate to each stage, rooted in words such as “sorry,” “help,” “behold,” and  “silence.”

Falling Upward; a Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life is by Richard Rohr (248 R). It offers a way to understand how our failings and sufferings can be the foundation for ongoing spiritual growth as we move into “the second half of life.”

Enough; Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity by Adam Hamilton (249 H) is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom on prudent financial practices. The author points out our need to refocus on God, to see that our brokenness and emptiness will never be cured by  buying, owning and possessing. We are led to find our peace and contentment in God and be  free to live life in simplicity, sharing generously.

Carol Jensen, Church Librarian