My Ten Best Books of 2013 (#4)

Today's post is the fourth in a series in which I ask pastor friends to list the "Ten Best" books they read in 2013 (to date, of course). Feel free to comment about any choices you agree with...or not.

Colonel Janice Howard is a Salvation Army officer currently serving in Nyack, New York. She and her husband have been friends of me and the lovely Robin for longer than either would care to admit...assuming they would admit to being our friends in the first place. Always one to go the extra mile or two, Janice offered twelve "ten best" books of 2013 (in no particular order, she said):
  1. Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland
  2. Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Weiderkehr
  3. A Hidden Wholeness by Parker J. Palmer
  4. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  5. The God of Intimacy and Action by Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling
  6. Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton
  7. Praying the Bible: the Book of Prayers by Wesley & Stacey Campbell
  8. A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough by Wayne Muller
  9. Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
  10. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  11. Take Time to Be Holy by Samuel Logan Brengle (edited by Bob Hostetler)
  12. How to be the Perfect Grandma by Bryna Nelson Paston
I'm glad she listed a dozen, because Take Time to Be Holy may not have made the grade otherwise. And someone should tell her that the position of "Perfect Grandma" is already taken. I happen to know her. I'm married to her. But otherwise, a great list, and one that has already added titles to my 2014 reading plan! 

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