This month my reading is mostly spiritual in nature, and several of those books I'm currently reading are ones I've borrowed from the library. With Lent fast approaching, my heart, mind, body and spirit are very much turning toward the Lenten season of the Catholic calendar--what I'd like to focus on, pray on, and live...
Liv Laga by Per Arne Dahl, who is a pastor and bishop of the Norwegian State Church (Den norske kirke), which foundations are in Lutheranism. Occasionally I go outside the Catholic box with my spiritual reading. I've read other of Dahl's books, finding great inspiration for my spiritual life. My English translation of this title would loosely be: The Worth of Living. Unfortunately, I can't find a link to his books in English... perhaps he's not translated into English, which is a pity...
Lenger inn i bønnens landskap by Wilfrid Stinissen, another book I'm reading in a Norwegian translation from the original Swedish. My English translation of this title would be: Deeper into the Landscape of Prayer. Stinissen is a Carmelite monk and author (born in Belgium, but residing in Sweden) who writes profoundly and encouragingly on cultivating a richer interior life in the Catholic faith tradition. Some of his books have been translated into English, but most not.
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta. This book is a wonderful revelation that chronicles Saint Teresa of Calcutta's personal spiritual journey in all it's highs and lows. Her deep life of love of Jesus and service to others, and especially the poor, hugely inspires me! I'm reading this book in the Norwegian translation.
The Public Library: a photographic essay by Robert Dawson. To mix up the reading a bit, I've borrowed this--a beautiful and often poignant photographic exploration--almost a pilgrimage--among the many, many, many public libraries all across America!
Also this month I'm continuing my reading of The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp, along with its Study Guide... both of which I'm savoring in connection with The Broken Way Bible Study. (No image of these, as I have both of these books on my iPad/Kindle app.)
This is a lot of inner life to chew on! But what about you? What book(s) is/are on your nightstand, on coffee table, in your bag, or on your tablet/device? Any recommendations?!