I publish a post about my favorite Christian books about once a year, and in this Eastertide, I wanted to update what I have been currently reading and enjoying.
As part of the Anglican communion, we look toward the Church Fathers and many Celtic Saints as a source of illumination. The book “Aidan, Bebe, Cuthbert: Three Inspirational Saints” by Vicar David Adam (who was ordained in Durham Cathedral, the burial place of the Venerable Bede and St. Cuthbert and who became Vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (where St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert lived), is a wonderful interweaving of the lives of these three Saints. Wonderful read for those interested in these saints!
My twelve and a half year old daughter has read all the books by local (to us) author Jenny Cote. This is the latest one she has read: http://www.amazon.com/Wind-Road-Epic-Order-Seven/dp/0899577938/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398907506&sr=8-1&keywords=the+wind+the+road+and+the+way. This Christian series is a nice read for this age group.
I keep waiting for an Anglican parenting book to come out, but there are not any except an Anglican Family Prayer Book. So, I recently bought a copy of “Orthodox Christian Parenting – Cultivating God’s Creation” by Zoe Press. I highly recommend it to Christian readers who are coming from a basis of Holy Tradition and the Fathers of the Church as a lens for raising children. Here is a link to this from Amazon; I am not certain if it is available cheaper somewhere else, but I did get my copy through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Christian-Parenting-Cultivating-Creation/dp/0985191503/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398907794&sr=8-1&keywords=orthodox+christian+parenting
Right now, I am reading “What Is Anglicanism?” by Urban T. Holmes. This is a good, solid read for those wanting to understand the history and theological foundations of Anglicanism. There are so many deep and resounding thoughts in this one, especially in the chapter regarding “radical incarnationalism”; an appropriate theme for Eastertide!
Please share what you are reading!
Blessings on your Eastertide,