To make a long and self-absorbed story short, I’m looking for some devotional reading again, something for the spare hour or two after lunch on a Sunday I have off work. Something warm and exciting and conducive to intimacy with the divine. When I was in college I loved C.S. Lewis and some G.K. Chesterton. Within Mormonism, I tended toward Hugh Nibley and Hugh Brown with some old-school Matthew Cowley thrown in. I’m not entirely energized at East Coast Episcopalian or Unitarian-Universalist meetings, though they tend to represent the reading level I prefer. I’m not personally drawn on a general level to American importations of Eastern religious traditions, but if the book were right I’d try it. Any suggestions? The first one I’m meaning to try is Wendell Berry, so if anyone knows his work and wanted to guide me to the first book/essay, that would be great too.
April 20, 2008 By