This is a classic work of Christian mysticism and contemplative prayer from the 1300s. The author is unknown. I read it once on a kindle but it was incredibly difficult, then I picked up a translation which made it easier. Though technically written in English, it is that old and confusing Middle English which still … Continue reading #57 – The Cloud of Unknowing (My 100 Favorite Books)
After the long chapter on humility, Benedict moves on to a series of instructions on the life of a monk in the monastery. The chapters have titles such as "How Many Psalms are to be Said at the Night Office" and "How Lauds are to be Said on Weekdays." A lot of it is certainly … Continue reading The Work of God – The Rule of St. Benedict
One of the things that makes me most happy is when my students read a book I suggested. Upon returning from break a student told me he had finished The Hunger Games (okay, not necessarily the most spiritual books for a campus pastor to suggest). This same student was reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, the … Continue reading Classics, Kindles and Tolstoy in 2012!
My favorite thing about the Kindle is that so many books are available for free or for a very small cost! This is causing me to read books that I might never have read simply because I did not want to purchase them at a bookstore. Along with that, I am reading more and more … Continue reading The Loving Presence of God