August Clergy Reading
This month Pat is reading My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman. A fascinating reflection on the Christian life: from the editor’s review, “My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith, responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition, might look like.” Can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes and Noble in paperback or Kindle and Nook formats. Pat’s thoughts as he reads the book can be found at his blog at Padre Ryder’s Journal.
This month Karen is reading Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans. I follow Rachel as a blogger and love her stuff. Using the seven sacraments this book tells how after leaving the evangelical church she found her way back to love the church again through life in an Episcopal congregation. Can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes and Noble in paperback or Kindle and Nook formats. Karen’s thoughts as she reads the book can be found at St. Francis Holden Book Blog and are usually posted by the end of the day on Monday. Her planned reading schedule is Week of August 3: Foreword, Prologue, and Baptism; Week of August 10: Confession and Holy Orders; Week of August 17: Communion and Confirmation; Week of August 24: Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Epilogue.