I am currently reading a book of devotions by a Benedictine monk, Albert Holtz. He’s another one of those writers who seems to particularly resonate with me, and I’ve read just about everything he’s written over the years. He writes a regular blog called Downtown Monks, on Blogger.
His latest book is called, “Walking in Valleys of Darkness-a Benedictine journey through troubled times”. What makes this book work for me is that each meditation uses the layered meaning of some New Testament words as its foundation. Because of the way my mind works I find this really stimulating (not to mention the potential of using some of the thought in sermons!). The combination of word study and it’s application to ‘troubled times’ really works. Pick up a copy and give it a read. Better still, buy one for a friend who’s struggling.
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