I have been writing a series of posts on my thoughts and reflections from sabbatical. During these six weeks away I was inspired and influenced by all kinds of things: hiking in the Black Hills; watching Old Faithful erupt with my kids in Yellowstone; writing in the silence and solitude of St. John's Abbey Guesthouse; deep and soulful conversations with other pastors and leaders at the Center for Courage and Renewal. But of course, books were a big part of shaping this experience as well. Here are the books I read during my time away.
- A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
- The Son by Phillip Meyer
- The Man Who Could Be King by John Ripen Miller
- The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
- Emotional Agility by Susan David
- The Silmarillion by JRR Tokein (only made my way through the first half of this one)
- Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
- Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
- Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
- The Holy Longing by Ronald Rohlheiser
What books, movies or experiences inspired you this summer?
- Pastor Paul