Devotions & Books
There are many devotional books out there which sometimes makes it difficult to determine which is just the right one. Here are some suggestions from noted authors who reflect our understanding of the faith. These can be purchased on Amazon or wherever you choose to shop. If you do use Amazon, remember to include Holy Trinity as your Amazon Smile partner.
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent & Christmas
Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles, by NT Wright.
Celebrating Abundance – Devotions for Advent, by Walter Brueggemann
God is in the Manger – Reflections on Advent and Christmas, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Rise Up, Shepherd! – Advent Reflections on the Spirituals, by Luke A. Powery
Songs for the Waiting – Devotions Inspirited by the Hymns of Advent, by Magrey deVega
Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton, by Thomas Merton
Book Recommendations for Spiritual Transformation
Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Warren
Luther's Small Catechism: Study Edition by Martin Luther
The Book of Forgiving by Desmond & Mpho Tutu
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers by Martin Marty
Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion and Healing the Divided Self by Chuck DeGroat
Pastor Tim writes a blog called A Beggar's Take that offers reflections on faith, theology, and the culture in which we live.
When Martin Luther died, a piece of paper was found in his pocket. The last line said “We are beggars. This is true.” That may seem an odd, even hopeless, epitaph. However, it is far from hopeless if you know anything about Luther and his spiritual center. God’s grace – the unmerited, absolute love of God given freely – was the touchstone of Luther’s life. Once he saw clearly that God’s love was revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus, he saw every breath and heartbeat as a gift of grace. His last words, found in his pocket, were a perfect and concise creed for Luther. I have appropriated them as my own. I am a beggar. This is true.