What are you reading this summer? Yes, summer is filled with an abundance of frenetic activity.
But, too, summer is a time to kick back and sit down with a good book. So, what am I reading?
I am currently reading four books. The first is Option B; Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. This is a marvelous book which helps one to not only accept hardship, but also to view difficulty and struggle and, especially, loss, as opportunity.
A second book is Following Francis; The Franciscan Way For Everyone authored by Susan Pitchford. I read this piece two years ago. I confess, however, I received so much more this second time. This is a good introduction to Franciscan spirituality with many easy and practical helps.
Another book I am reading is Evicted; Poverty and Profit in the American City. Matthew Desmond, author, does a great job in detailing the social ills of homelessness and the absence of sufficient housing in America. In short, it calls us to task as both followers of Jesus and as Americans.
Finally, summer reading must always involve a novel. A good friend recommended A Gentleman in Moscow byAmor Towles. I just started it. I will see where it takes me. So, what are you reading this Summer?
---Reverend Michael F. McDermott