A Favorite Author

18 thoughts on “A Favorite Author”

  1. That’s part of the beauty of books and the written word … That capacity to move us in this way, to give us a deeper understanding of life itself. It sounds like your favorite books are treasures, indeed!

  2. Gorgeous! I love a book that makes me want to tuck deeper into Him. Those words did just that. Hmmm. I might have to look for that one! Just curious…what are the other four books?

    1. Oh Laura, that’s a tough one because each time I read a great book, I put it on the ‘list’. Right now they are the Bible (of course), The Inner Voice (Nouwen), The Way of the Cross (Houselander), Essence of Prayer (Burrows), and something by Yancey….oh, I could go on….

  3. I find so few people who know of the writings of Ruth Burrows! Guidelines to Mystical Prayer was the first book of hers that I read/meditated upon, and, yes, her insights opened up new vistas for me, too. Since then I have read and reread many of her other writings.

  4. This takes me back ! She was one of the first people recommended to me by a priest on a retreat when I was in my thirties and she gets right to the core !!
    She is particularly good at helping us , not so much with intellectual assent but at the kind of faith which allows Jesus, and the Gospel of Jesus, to take a real hold of our lives.

    Your post prompted me to have a look on my shelves and go doen memory lane for a while: I have Ascent to Love and Living Love and Our Father. Thanks Andie for reminding me . Yes we are loved !!


  5. I guess I’m odd man out here. I do believe that God loves me, period. How can I not believe it. How can anyone find that hard to grasp? He tells us, time and time again in the Bible, that he loves us without judgment, without preconditions.

    Just pure love.

    And I accept that love. It’s being worthy of it that is the hard part.

    1. It’s kind of a joke Lori because everytime I read a great book I tell everyone that it’s one of the ‘five’…I’m up to about 100 by now. But currently, I’d say….they are the Bible (of course), The Inner Voice (Nouwen), The Way of the Cross (Houselander), Essence of Prayer (Burrows), and anythink by Yancey…. especially What’s so Amazing About Grace or Disappoint with God, oh, I could go on…. Would you share some of yours?

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