1) Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly. Yes, I really, really like Matthew Kelly's writing and this
The book is divided into three sections. The first section considers the inward disciplines which are mediation, prayer, fasting and study. The second section considers simplicity, submission, solitude and service. These are the outward disciplines. And the third section is about the corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance and celebration.
Although the book appears to be written about the Quaker way, the author does a great job incorporating how the subject matter would tie in or work in other faiths. He incorporates many different spiritual leaders thoughts, such as Thomas Merton, a Benedictine mystic, and St. Francis of Assisi, to name a few. I ended up highlighting what seemed to be half the book. It is a very good read for studying spirituality.
3) And then I went on to Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody by Allen R. Hunt. This is a
An example of Real Life Help from one of the chapters:
"Resolve today that you will be a forgiver. Even if you have no idea how, decide to be a forgiver anyway. It is much like learning to ride a bike. You only learn to forgive as you begin doing it. Set your mind and your spirit on forgiveness. Often, the one thing that most prevents moving forward is not being able to decide, 'I am choosing to be a forgiver'. Choose forgiveness today."
4) And most recently, I read Made for More by Curtis Martin. My take on this book was that the author was trying to prove that Jesus was God. And a lot of the book