Balance from the Bookshelf
Hello, lovely readers! Happy Independence Day! I’ve been a little under the weather and haven’t been able to get anything new up on the blog the last few days.
While I’m recovering, I wanted to pass on a few books straight from my very on bookshelf that have inspired, informed and influenced my pursuit of balance — practically, theoretically, intentionally, unintentionally.
Maybe one or two will do the same for you.
Here they are in no particular order:
- The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
- Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
- The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan
- Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton
- Keeping the Sabbath Wholly by Marva Dawn
- Self Care by Ray Anderson
- Adrenaline and Stress by Dr. Archibald Hart
- Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson
- Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
- Wisdom Distilled from the Daily by Joan Chittister
- The Daily Light for Every Day by Anne Graham Lotz
Posted on July 4, 2012, in Physicality, Spirituality and tagged Anne Graham Lotz, Books, Christianity, God, Mark Buchanan, Marva Dawn, Religion and Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Your suggestions are great, I am particularly fond of The Practice of the Presence of God. When we follow the model of Brother Lawrence, we can begin to understand that there is no division between sacred and secular. Everything is within the view of God, and we experience God’s presence not only in worship, not only in prayer or song, but also in something mundane like washing dishes.
Thanks for your comment, Matthew. I totally agree!