another clutch of favourite reads and these sage words from Thomas a Kempis, “Let this be thy whole endeavour, this thy prayer, this thy desire, that thou be stripped of all selfishness, and with entire simplicity follow Jesus only.” 1 James KA Smith and his remarkable cultural exegesis 2 A kindled heart and other preaching counsel […]
“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, […]
“Making shelter for Jesus” is the compelling invitation of Richard Rohr’s new title, Eager to Love. It constructs pathways and meeting points with God, offered alongside a unique encounter with Francis of Assisi and the invitation to wholeness. Rohr with deft touch and insight offers us fresh ways, that are free of ‘shoulds and musts’. […]
life….. This is the gift of life together with God. Stunning!
Listen to these words from JD Greear. “We [can] substitute all kinds of cosmetic change for true heart change. We encourage people to pursue new and better spiritual gifts. We tell them to recover ancient devotional techniques. We try to beef them up on a particular doctrinal system, as if more correct facts will do […]
for your heart and life…… If you’re open to books: then The Wall around your Heart, by Mary DeMuth is well-worth a read. We become so easily defended. Life hurts us, we feel pain, and we struggle. We default to self-protection. So what do we do with hurting lives and raw situations? Mary DeMuth offers beautiful narrative, flowing prose and Christ-loving […]