Episode 26: Lisa Deam and Christiana Peterson

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Host Jen Pollock Michel is joined by Lisa Deam and Christiana Peterson for a rich conversation about diving into the deep wells of reading ancient, Christian mystics.

Lisa Deam uses art of the Christian past to illuminate modern faith. Her other books include A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps and 7 Ways the Ancient Church Saved My Faith. A former professor, Lisa has a PhD in medieval art history from the University of Chicago and was a Fulbright Fellow to Belgium. She blogs regularly at The Contemplative Writer, a website that offers resources and words of encouragement for living the contemplative life.

Christiana Peterson‘s writing on the mystics, community, the spiritual disciplines of motherhood, and death has been featured in Christianity TodayArt House AmericaThe Christian Century, and Bearings Online. Christiana is a regular contributor to Good Letters, an Image Journal blog, and she lives in Ohio with her husband and their four children.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books (An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

  • 3000 Miles to Jesus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life for Spiritual Seekers by Lisa Deam
  • A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps
  • Laura Fabrycky’s Review of 3000 Miles to Jesus for ERB
  • Awakened by Death: Life-Giving Lessons from the Mystics by Christiana Peterson
  • Mystics and Misfits: Meeting God Through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints by Christiana Peterson
  • God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul by Mark Buchanan
  • Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich
  • Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church: A Spiritual Reader by Carmen Acevedo Butcher
  • The Cloud of Unknowing: A New Translation by Carmen Acevedo Butcher
  • The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGinn
  • An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich by Veronica Rolf
  • Setting the World on Fire: The Brief, Astonishing Life of St. Catherine of Siena by Shelley Emling
  • Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age by Fiona Maddock
  • St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Teachings and Practice by Jon Sweeney
  • Lady at the Window: The Lost Journal of Julian of Norwich (A Novella) by Robert Waldron
  • On the Road with St. Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts by James K.A. Smith
  • The Confessions of X: A Novel by Suzanne M. Wolfe
  • Motherhood: A Confession by Natalie Carnes
  • Chris Smith’s Review of ‘Mystics and Misfits’ for ERB
  • Christine Greenwald’s Review of ‘Awakened by Death’ for ERB
  • Consoling Thoughts of Sickness and Death by St. Francis De Sales
  • Death’s Summer Coat by Brandy Schillace
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch
  • To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue
  • Pilgrimage by Lucy Pick
  • Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life by Joan Chittister
  • The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

If you’d like to order any of the following books,
we encourage you to do so from 
Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

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