Wednesday, April 2, 2008

TT#26: Thirteen books on my Amazon wish list.

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Today's list: Thirteen Books in my Amazon wish list. I have many more than this, but many of them are sort of repeats, that is, lots of books about the same subjects. I'm very thorough, and don't want to miss anything good!

1. The Abbey Psalter. The Psalms translated in cadence for chanting or putting to music, like this:
Happy indeed is the man
who follows not the counsel of the wicked;
Nor lingers in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of scorners,
But whose delight is the law of the Lord
and who ponders his law day and night.
(Try reading it aloud, and you'll see what I mean.)

2.The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious Imagination. "Peregrinatio (Celtic word for a pilgrimage of sorts) is not undertaken at the suggestion of some monastic abbot or superior but because of an inner prompting in those who set out, a passionate conviction that they must undertake what was essentially an inner journey."

3. Prophetic Lifestyle and the Celtic Way. A book about one family's experiences with listening to the Holy Spirit.

4.Windows into the Soul: Art as Spiritual Expression. Ways to use art projects as a form of prayer and contemplation. Sounds like fun.

5. Prayers of the HeArt. An exploration of the role of creativity in the life of prayer.

6. The Divine HoursTM, pocket edition. A book for ordinary folks to pray the liturgy of the hours.

7. Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayer and Readings from the Northumbria Community. Just what it says. Actually, this one is on order and due to be here this weekend!

8. Journey Against One Current: The Spiritual Autobiography of a Chinese Christian. A woman's memories of standing up for Christ in Marxist China.

9. A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel. From Publishers Weekly review: "I fear too often the church has become an organization of guilty people with a guilty preacher standing in the pulpit, telling guilty people that they should feel guiltier," {the author} writes. The oppressed and their oppressors miss the power of the authenticity, especially the freedom to fail, the joy of God's complete forgiveness and the boldness it brings. Sounds interesting!

10. Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World. About learning to feel God's love for us, and how to blend service and spiritual worship in our everyday world.

11. Keys to the Deeper Life Six essays about Christianity.

12. Keys to Great Writing. More keys, this time to writing better.

13. The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now. Much needed. Plus, it's been on my list for probably a year, and I still haven't gotten around to ordering it....

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30 comments:

SJ Reidhead said...

You have a very interesting list. I might steal some your book ideas.

SJR
The Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

SandyCarlson said...

I'm putting 2 and 3 on my list! Thanks for sharing these.

shaunesay said...

My amazon wishlist is a definitely not so intellectual, and woefully out of date! Actually there are a lot of archaeology books on there, way back in the beginning of it, that I still have never ordered, and which periodically are completely unavailable! LOL!

Thanks for the welcome!

On a limb with Claudia said...

gosh, my bil is very into Celtic Christianity. Is this a passion of yours or a random interest? He waxes on and on about it. I'm afraid I rarely listen (blushing).

Happy TT!

The Happy Housewife said...

I think I need to get the Procrastinators handbook for my husband, lol!

Lori said...

It looks like you're going to be busy:) Happy TT.

Cordia Amant said...

I haven't heard of any of these, though I probably should get the Procrastinator's Handbook.

HomeandHearth said...

Interesting book list! I hope you get to read them all :)

Ann Bruce said...

I think #13 should be on my list.

Natalie said...

I hope you get many of those books soon!

Laura said...

I'd have trouble picking just thirteen. :)

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

I don't think I have thought 13 books ahead!

LOOOOVE you inspiration for decor :)

Angie said...

Looks like some great books! I totally need #13. ;)

Danica/Dream said...

oh! I did NOT need to read this. *sigh* Now I have thirteen things on my Amazon wish list.

Gattina said...

Now that I am not working anymore I have no time to read a book ! I read blogs, lol !

Alice Audrey said...

Thanks for stopping by.

alisonwonderland said...

i love book lists! your comments on #13 made me smile! :)

thanks for stopping by! happy TT!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Cute how you put the book on procrastination last!

Lori said...

#9 sounds interesting to me. May have to read that one.

So just for ha ha's I went to my Amazon wish list to see if there were thirteen things. There were not. And the items that were there included Star Wars Attacktix booster pack, Joss Whedon's Serenity Glow T-shirt, and the Z-board gaming keyboard. Apparently I am not so intellectual,lol.

Great TT though!

sarah in disturbia said...

A very thoughtful list. I'll check some out. I love amazon wish lists!

Homemom3 said...

12&13 sound like books I'd like, thanks for the list. Happy TTing. Thanks for stopping by.

Babylune

Toni said...

Great list.

I have not been to the Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree but do hope to make it one year soon.

e-Mom said...

You're a very hungry caterpillar! Have fun with these inspiring books. Happy TT!

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Blessings, e-Mom

Niki said...

great list!

PrayerMom said...

I have #9, and wish that I had #10--that one's not in my Father Nouwen collection. There are a few others on there I would wish for as well.

It's fascinating to see how God manifests Himself to various people groups, such as the Celtic church. I think it's more than coincidence, considering my long-time passion for 24-hour prayer, that it was the Moravian Czechs (my mother's people) that started the European 24-hour prayer movement in the 17th century. It must be genetic.

I wish I could get up the motivation to do my Thursday Thirteen list. Congratulations on your diligence!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Very interesting reading list, a lot of Celtic literature in there.
Thanks for stopping by the Cafe today.

Pamela Kramer said...

Great book list and I really like the last choice. Thanks for stopping by and I can barely keep up myself. I'm glad that most of that is in the past. Happy TT!

forgetfulone said...

That last one sounds like something I might like!

Cindy Swanson said...

How interesting! I love Celtic things and am obsessed with Ireland and Scotland...as a Christian, I also value prayer! Gotta say I admire you for all your nonfiction choice. I read almost only fiction!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Oooooo, I've gotta get me one of #13. I'll have to do that tomorrow. =)