We are about to head into “crazy” aren’t we? November, December and January can wear us thin and rub us raw. Let’s get a “Peace Plan” in order before we start the road trip to Crazy Town. For today’s Book Club Time post, I want to share with you a life changing book–yes, life changing. Have you heard of the book Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart? In some circles it is simply referred to as “The Pink Book.”
For as many sentences that start with “I saw this thing on Pinterest…” There may be equal number of sentences that begin with, “Before the internet…” And here’s mine, “Before the internet, I read more books.” Reading less books since the internet, well, that hasn’t stopped me from buying more books though. Wham, there’s a double confession! So each week here on The Littlest Way, I’m going to share some of my favorite books I’ve read. The accountability of posting on my Book Club Time Page will make me read more, theoretically. Why the sudden enthusiasm, St Josemaria Escriva and his writings in The Way. As I read bits and pieces of it the other night, I thought of sharing our favorites in a Book Club Time: Spiritual Reading post.
Hebrews 4:12 states, “…the Word of God is living and active…” in some translations, it reads, “…living and effectual…” So in the beginning of Sirach, in the introduction, when the author counsels to read with good will and attention, he knows that reading the words found in Sirach can be life changing. A biblical commentator writes, “The Holy Scriptures are the word of God. When God sets it home by his Spirit, it convinces powerfully, converts powerfully, and comforts powerfully.”