Tuesday, September 17, 2013

God in My Everything by Ken Shigematsu

The author discusses how spiritual development is not just solitude and contemplative reflections or prayers.  Our spiritual development happens every day.  For most of us that are caught up in the busying ourselves with work, family, and church it feels at times that God is just another thing on our list if things to-do.   The author explains how the spiritual practice of the 'rule of life' will bring people closer to a relationship with God. He demonstrates how personal rules of life will almost any life style.  You will discover a practical life-giving, sustainable rhythm in your busy life.  If you are looking for a deeper spiritual development this book is for you.
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Living The Quaker Way by Philip Gulley

While most Christian religions each have their own ideas, we could learn something from the Quakers.  Most of us are caught up in the ever changing social media and striving to find the newest and best gadget to “simplify our lives”, or so we think.  We lose touch on what is important in our day-to-day lives.  This book covers five key topics: simplify peace, integrity, community and equality.  The one topic that stood out for me was “simplify”.  Society leans towards measuring our success based on what you own.  Some even determine success based on their job title.  We have confused the line between what we need and what we want.  This creates a false sense of accomplishment that many people find is short lived.  The book contains many practical principles that anyone can benefit from.   
I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for my honest review of the book.