Book Reviews, Spiritual Direction, Ways to Pray Series

Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Belongs-Gift-Contemplative-Prayer/dp/0824519957 This book is not how to practice contemplative prayer but more about the learnings that have come out of this unique way of listening to the divine. I have listened to the audio recording of this book a little bit at a time while walking my dog, and then again poured over it in… Continue reading Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

Book Reviews, Spiritual Direction

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality

https://www.amazon.com/Awareness-Opportunities-Reality-Anthony-Mello/dp/0385249373 The 50-year-old art teacher and I sat in her incensed meditation room and sorted through her books. We came across this book, and knowing that I was Catholic, she suggested that we read it together. (It is written by a Jesuit priest after all.) I was in my 20's and did not fully grasp… Continue reading Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality

Book Reviews, Journaling, Self Love

Calling in the One

This book called to me 3 years ago when I was becoming desperate to find my soulmate. That was the reason that I began the book but that was not the reason that I kept with it. I found that Katherine addressed much more than just issues with romantic relationships. Each day was a new… Continue reading Calling in the One