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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


Book 24/100: Here & Now - Living in the Spirit by Henri Nouwen

Here and Now: Living in the Spirit - Henri J.M. Nouwen

This was a nice book to read a few pages out of before bed to point my mind in spiritual directions. There wasn't too much in it that was earth-shattering, but it contained some good reflections to help put life in perspective. I especially liked what he had to say about family, relationships, and marriage, although I always wonder a bit when a priest waxes philosophical about marriage. I took down a lot of quotes from the book, but none that really jarred me or will stick with me long into the future. It's reflective and gentle, but not exactly "meaty" or challenging when it comes to theological discourse--which is probably a good thing for a bedside book.