**Note: all 4 initial episodes of the ERB Podcast were recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak in the US. This is why this important event is not mentioned.**
On this episode Chris and Jen welcome back John Wilson, and are joined by ERB contributor Stina Kielsmeier-Cook to discuss Stina’s upcoming book, their own reading habits, and readings in monastic spirituality. They also highlight the important work of the Collegeville Institute in supporting thoughtful writing, and, of course, they talk about a few books they are currently enjoying.
Books/Writing mentioned in this episode:
- Blessed Are The Nones by Stina Kielsmeier-Cook (upcoming release)
- Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer’s Life by Kathleen Norris
- Stalking the Divine: Contemplating Faith with the Poor Clares by Kristin Ohlson
- Give Us This Day by Liturgical Press (St. John’s Abbey)
- My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir by Colleen Carroll Campbell
- The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s by Colleen Carroll Campbell
- A Year in Reading by John Wilson (First Things)
- Magic and Spells by Hugh Kenner
- Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George Marsden
- After Adam: The Books of Moses by Laurance Wieder
- Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
- The Dearly Beloved: A Novel by Cara Wall
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
- Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins
Special thanks to Brazos Press, sponsor of this episode, and publisher of the new book, On the Road with Saint Augustine by James K.A. Smith.
In On the Road with Saint Augustine, popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith invites us to take a journey with Augustine, who he calls ‘the patron saint of restless hearts.’
Following Smith’s successful You Are What You Love, this book shows how Augustine can be a pilgrim guide to a spirituality that meets the complicated world we live in. Augustine, says Smith, is a guide who has been there, asked our questions, and knows our frustrations and failed pursuits. Augustine spent a lifetime searching for his heart’s true home and he can help us find our way.
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