Sunday, September 09, 2007

what we're reading ...

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.


7 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for telling us about this book. It sounds very interesting.
I read to Mickey all the time. Currently we are re-reading Pilgrams Progress for the ..... I don't know how many times!!!
Susan

auntibeck said...

I remember this book too--I'm going to look for it and read it too....Tanks Saija!

Saija said...

Susan ... that's cool to hear of someone else who reads to their spouse ... it's an old fashioned, yet relaxing & "together" thing to do ...:o)

antbck ... it holds up quite well with time ... i was wondering if it would! blessings on your week!

Mimi said...

Saija,
I think that it sounds so very relaxing for you to read together with your husband...
when we were at my daughters this summer... after dinner she always read a chapter of an on going book then they sang hymns... it was such an enjoyable time that I miss it now that we are home...
we read together but each reading our own book... I love to read out loud... maybe my husband will consider letting me read a book to him also..thanks for the idea

Cathy said...

I'm not familiar with the book, but it sounds very good. It is sweet that you read together.

Maggie Ann said...

Good Morning friend...I am trying to curb my time online and its hard to do!!! Had to come by and see you though. Hope you & Leo have a super day. That happens once in a while you know..grin. For me too! Usually the days I ignore the laundry and such and just relax with various thoughts and things...smile. well, till I have to play 'catch up'. Aways, resting in Jesus love with you...

Saija said...

mimi ... it is something we can do together ... and since we don't go to church - it is our daily "church" ... :o)

cathy ... it is a very thoughtful and easy read ... we are both enjoying it! blessings on your day!

maggie ann ... i know, life gets busy ... i haven't had as much time for "visiting" either ... it seems i do "catch up" on the lives of blog friends ... big hugs to you & blessings on your week!