The Liturgical Year
The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister
The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life
Another book from the Ancient Practices Series; this was a little more difficult to read for me but probably provided the best template for sustained spiritual growth. Perhaps because I've been reading the Mosaic Liturgy Bible for my devotionals. I wish, as protestants, we would use these resources from the Roman and Orthodox churches more...if so, maybe we could attain more unity and continuity of our traditions; just a thought...
Here are some dog-ears and quotes from the book:
- pg. 4 - life to fullness, heart to alert, soul to focus
- pg. 6 - tuning the Christian life to the life of Jesus
- pg. 21 - spiritual program that anesthetizes the soul to everything but the self
- pg. 23 - a beacon to others of the presence of God
- pg. 41 - "over the years we melt into what we seek"
- pg. 71 - about joy
- pg. 76 - a brief history of the Christmas holiday
- pg. 100 - God not a magic act or vending machine
- pg. 133 - about change
- pg. 165 - religion celebrates what the rest of the world forgets
- pg. 179 - why engage in the rhythm of the liturgy?
- pg. 194 - what kind of model or hero are you?