Books for Lent
@ your StJ Library
Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People by Michael Yaconelli
"What if genuine faith begins with admitting we will never have our act completely together? Maybe messy disciples are exactly the kind of imperfect people Jesus came to earth for and whose company he actually enjoyed--and still enjoys. If you want to find Jesus today, look for him in the midst of men and women whose lives are, well, messy."
~~from back cover
Bread for the Journey: a Daybook of Wisdom and Faith by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Bread for the Journey gives insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God with daily readings.
When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty by Joni Eareckson Tada & Steven Estes
"It's easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes--especially seemingly senseless suffering--we are filled with doubt. In the midst of suffering, we often question the very foundation of our faith--our belief in the God who says he loves us."
Misquoting Jesus: the Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman
"The New York Times bestseller that explores the mistakes and changes that ancient copyists made to the New Testament that greatly impacted the Bible we use today." ~ Goodreads