What do you read repeatedly ... or seasonally

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Feb 22 2012 1:19 AM

The thread on Ash Wednesday reminded me of traditional Lenten readings that we ought to have in Logos.

A number of Byzantine monasteries read John Climacus: The Ladder of Divine Ascent (Classics of Western Spirituality) every Lent so its on my list.

Last year I read another Byzantine text First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew by Frederica Mathewes-Green which is also worthy of annual reading

Other worthy readings:

The Lenten Spring: Readings for Great Lent by Thomas Hopko

To Pray and to Love by Roberta C. Bondi
To Love as God Loves by Roberta C. Bondi

This year I'm reading:

Seeking Jesus in the Old Testament by Renu Rita Silvano
Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen (Active Prayer Series) by Rachel G. Hackenberg

We'll see if they are as good as their recommendations.

So what are you reading - whether or not you celebrate the season? Last year someone shared their church's Lenten reflections which were very nicely done. Anyone game for this year?

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 10:15 PM

Concur with Spurgeon about peridically reading A Pilgrim's Progress.

Also like reading ASV 1901 without chapter and verse numbers.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 11:59 PM

Seasonal ones based on the Church Year:

Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter (Plough Press)

The Cradle and the Crown: A Regent College Advent Reader

Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings From the Northumbria Community

Books that I read over and over, or have read at least twice and plan to read yet again:

The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)

The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)

A Grief Observed (C.S. Lewis)

The Great Divorce (C.S. Lewis)

Orthodoxy (G.K. Chesterton) (Logos has)

The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Confessions (Augustine) (Logos has)

Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan) (Logos has)

Spirituality and the Gentle Life (Adrian van Kaam)

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 24 2012 4:24 AM

After reading Rosie's list, I'll throw one in. I read To Kill A Mockingbird every 3-4 years. I am overdue. Smile

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Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 24 2012 6:33 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Concur with Spurgeon about peridically reading A Pilgrim's Progress.

Also like reading ASV 1901 without chapter and verse numbers.

Thankful for Vyrso book => 

 

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I'm with KS4J. I start every year by reading Pilgrim's Progress both parts. I've done it to start my last several years and it's been a very helpful thing. I may also read the whole Narnian series as well. I want to pick up another book - perhaps "Desiring God" or "Faith in Future Grace" to read every year as well.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 24 2012 11:10 AM

I had Eugene Peterson for several classes, and told us that he reads Calvin's Institutes every year. I have read it through once and would love to read it again someday, but I don't think I could manage every year, or even every decade.

On the other end of the spectrum, a friend of mine just told me the other day that he and his wife read the entire Patrick O'Brian "Master & Commander" series (20 novels in all) aloud to each other every other year. I've never read any of them, but apparently the author was a Christian and writes from that point of view.

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