I took this book to read on a retreat weekend before CRT and devoured it! With a multiplicity of authors you might expect such a compilation to be disjointed, but with the flow of the chapters and the style almost conversational, content was primary - author secondary. It is a book I want to read again but more slowly, to savour the experiences and hard learnt lessons of these well-known authors and pastors.
Two overriding thoughts left their impression; as a church we must prioritise cultivating people of spiritual depth and to work effectively we must set aside space and time to hone our souls.
Gordon Macdonald has a great illustration of farmers in the Alps using scythes. After ten minutes of cutting they would then spend five minutes sharpening the blade. Research has indicated that reading a physical and if you were at CRT you may just have heard me enthusing about this book.
July 18th, 2015 - Posted & Written by Together Magazine