Not everyone likes to dig into dystopian literature. That’s fine. Even so, there’s something therapeutic about reading literature written during times of trouble. Or would you disagree?
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I feel like I blogged announcing this was coming, but Katie Schuermann’s latest project is now for sale! He Restores My Soul is a collection of writings on cross and comfort with 14 chapters and 12 authors, edited by the keen mind and gentle tongue of awesome Mrs. Katie Schuermann. Get it! Stock your family, church, and public library! 🙂 I know I’m looking forward to reading it when I get the chance.
There are life lessons I prefer to learn by reading. I’m very thankful for much that I have read. On the other hand, I wish I could find a few books so I could better understand situations like chronic illness and sudden drastic diagnoses. Not because I need to learn how to react, show sympathy, or support, but . . . what I sometimes need to grapple with is the ongoing situation. That that which is mundane can also be extraordinary-yet-hidden.
I’ve mentioned my friend, LCMS Pastor Chris Matthis, before (here and here). Now it’s come to my attention that he has released another book of his sermons, In the Shadow of the Cross: Sermons for Lent and Holy Week.
Looking for a Christmas present for a hard-to-buy-for Lutheran? Here it is: Johann Gerhard‘s Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death. Feel free to thank me in advance.