Every time I go to the abbey lately, it seems I return to my car with a fist full of books. That “FREE BOOKS” table in the entry is still there after several weeks. Each time I see it, I’m convinced there are more books on it than the last time, despite my best efforts to clear it.
As you can imagine, this works mighty wonders for my “to read” stack.
Unrelated to that, I’m working my way through Eugene Peterson’s five “conversation” titles, and hoping one day to get to those tattered used books I keep bringing home.
But meanwhile, I’m still here, reading Eat this Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading. It’s been a long read. Longer than I intended. But life sometimes has a way of getting tangled up in itself. I got a little caught up one day when he gave me permission – me! — to do exegesis: (more…)