For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann If the challenge of today is seen as secularism, Schmemann sees the answer in a renewal of the sense of worship. Worship calls us to the awesomeness of creation and leads us naturally to the sense of wonder at what or who caused all this to be and holds it in being. He comes to this through his Eastern Orthodox appreciation of the sacraments, which he sees as a ritual expression of this wonder and awe. If secularism is the belief that our space and time holds the answers to all our needs and questions, than worship expresses the opposite. Thomas Merton called this work, “a powerful, articulate, and indeed, creative essay in sacramental theology”. It is all this, and more.
Colors: Stories of the Kingdom by John R. Aurelio A collection of 70 stories to help open up the scriptures. Out of print, but Amazon’s out of print service might help you find it. Stories that are as enchanting as the fables of Aesop or Anderson. Each story holds a beautiful lesson that will make you wonder, smike, and want to share.