Thursday, May 06, 2010

Spiritual Formation : Identity : Vocation

This summer my church is going to be reading Robert Benson's new book The Echo Within. We'll be spending a few weeks on vocation and identity.

I'm wondering what books have been influential for people on this topic? I'm talking about the kind of books that expose you, undo you, take you a part and show you who you really are, and then show you another path to walk. Books that are not theologically formational (I suppose in the proper sense) but formational in more of a personal way.

One book that I want to spend some time with here real soon is Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak. Another book I read a while back that I really loved was Frederick Buechner, The Sacred Journey. I think Gilead by Marilynne Robinson might be one of those for me as well.

1 comment:

gregg said...

It's been a long time since I read it but A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle. Another Frederick Buechner book on my list would be The Alphabet of Grace. And a memoir I loved for its honesty, wisdom and humor is Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott.