the book leo and i are reading together is by Sherwood Eliot Wirt, The Inner Life of the Believer ... i read this book for the first time in 1989 ... and now i'm happy to be reading it outloud to leo ...
part of the jacket says:
Without this inner life, our Christianity is just another hoop to jump through in the circus of existence . . . the assurances we get on Sunday are dissolved into gruel by Monday noon, leaving us hungry. Life is reduced to a macabre existence.
But with it, we are magnificently equipped to face whatever life throws at us...let the planet explode, let the constellations slip their orbits, let the universe itself stand on its ear; it doesn't matter. Our lives are hid with Christ in God.
if you're looking for a book to make you think and to stretch your inner man ... i would recommend this one.