I want to share with you four books I read in 2019, all by a Franciscan priest, Father Richard Rohr. In truth, I’ve been sharing them with you all year long. They changed my preaching and how I hear the gospel. Now you can consider the source and perhaps even share them as Christmas gifts:
• The Universal Christ, 2019; 272 pages
• Falling Upward, 2011; 240 pages
• Breathing Under Water, 1989; 160 pages
• Adam's Return, 2004; 280 pages
First, The Universal Christ. From the publisher:
From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ” and how this forgotten truth can transform everything we see, hope for, and believe.
Reading this book was a spiritual journey. It spoke to my head and heart, exploring both the bible and theology and daily practices that enlarge the soul. I’m considering using this book for a Lenten book study. Stay tuned!
You can “try before you buy” by listening to the podcast based on the book, “Another Name for Every Thing.”
To buy, search for “The Universal Christ” at store.cac.org
Thanks be to God,
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
715 South Third Street
Clinton, IA 52732
(at the foot of the south bridge)