As a father of three, husband, son and full time minster my calendar can fill up quickly; everything from lunches to meetings, practices and social events, spirituality can easily be pushed to bottom of the to-do list. The struggle to find time or even know how to operate in a spiritual context can be difficult if not impossible for many faithful followers of Jesus the Christ.
Meredith Gould in her book Desperately Seeking Spirituality tries to smooth out the rough places of spirituality and it’s practices while allowing the reader to find a balance in her/his life. She approaches this through the idea of being a “seeker” of God, a title that will remain with us forever because perfection is never truly attained. She guides the reader through the pitfalls and struggles of faith and spirituality while offering tangible resources, exercises and thoughts to encourage the reader to not give up on finding the spiritual practices and holy moments that will deeply impact our lives.
Gould’s wit and simplicity of style opens this text up to all who are in desperate need of some spirituality or who need a refresh on what it means to seek after God in our everyday life.
—Rev. Evan M. Dolive, Associate Minister, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Longview, Texas; author of Seeking Imperfection: Body Image, Marketing and God.
Christian Piatt tackles the question that every follower of Christ should ask themselves: ‘have I become the Christian I can’t stand?’ This book reminds us all that Christianity is more than correct sayings and memorization, it’s relational, dynamic and changing. Piatt’s analysis of the heart of Christianity opens the door for questioning, discerning and growing into a person of faith without strings attached, something needed in the Church today.