Slow Church Reading List #3 – Stability

April 1, 2016


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I’m going to start assembling some reading lists to accompany the Slow Church book… The book includes a Recommended Reading List as an appendix, but these lists I’m working on will go deeper than that, and will include books that have been released since the launch of Slow Church.

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Part 3: Stability (Rootedness in a place)
Previous Parts of this list:  [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ]

Chapter 3: Stability is the Benedictine concept of being rooted in a particular place. We argue that a healthy dose of this rootedness is essential for the well-being of our churches.


Here are some books that fit with this chapter:

The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

*** If you can only read one other book, on stability, read this one.

*** Read our review


Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World

Scott Russell Sanders

A wonderful reflection by the award-winning novelist and essayist that blends memoir and social criticism.

Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

Joan Chittister

If you are looking for a shorter read, there is a wonderful chapter on stability in this classic book.

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