Naked Spirituality: reading plan
A reader writes ...
Your writing just gets better and better. Thanks for the diligence and prayer you obviously put into your writing.
I am a third of the way through Naked Spirituality. It is incredible. I have developed a personal plan for reading and applying the book for the next 12 months. If you think it would be helpful to share this plan and have others contribute to it, please do so. If not, no hard feelings. The plan is this:
Between now and March 31, read the book all the way through.
Beginning in April and going through March 2012 I will take one practice a month for a focus, corresponding with the seasons of the year.
Being an avid reader I am planning to not only reread the two chapters per practice but to supplement that reading with another book devoted to that practice.
I am wondering if something could be set up on your website listing other books and perhaps recording experiences of each practice. Anyone could add to the list of books or write of experiences to share with others.
This is a new idea to me so I don't have suggestions for each practice, but some I do have are as follows:
April - HERE - Richard Rohr, The Naked Now
May - THANKS - David Stendl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer
June - O - Robert Benson, That We May Perfecly Love Thee
July - SORRY - Barbara Brown Taylor, Speaking of Sin
December - WHY - Rohr, Job and the Mystery of Suffering
Let me know if I can do anything to help.
I hope to see you at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville on April 10. I pastor another church in Louisville. It will depend on how The Masters is shaking down that afternoon!
Thanks for writing, and for sharing these preliminary thoughts on a reading plan. This is exactly the kind of response I was hoping for - so I'm really encouraged to hear this from you. Yes, you can help - and here's how:
I created a simple site for the book, with each practice listed. The idea is that people can share songs, prayers, exercises, stories, etc., as a "comment" to the relevant practice. And resources related to the book as a whole - like your reading plan - could be posted as comments to the front page. The site is: