Unplug the Christmas Machine by Jo Robinson and Jean Staeheli. A book about reducing stress and bringing more love and joy into one’s Christmas.
Advent Presence: Kissed by the past, Beckoned by the future (Morehouse Publishing 2015). Its author is Melford Holland, an Episcopal priest and Education for Ministry (EFM) trainer. Each day’s brief reading is followed by a couple of questions to reflect on.
Choosing Gratitude-Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. (Moody Publishers)
The author challenges us to build a discipline not only of gratitude but also of gratitude in all things. The book includes a 30-Day Devotional to encourage the reader to devote time daily to practising gratitude and to develop the ideas found in the book.
I highly recommend this book and think it is an excellent resource to use for looking within, with humility, and developing a more gracious and less complaining spirit. It was particularly wonderful to work through it with a group.
A New Kind of Christian, A Tale of Two friends on a Spiritual Journey
By Brian D. McLaren
It is a story of a priest questioning if he is reaching his parishioners. He feels he was failing them and wanting to change careers. As I read each chapter and pondered the topic and questions that were asked etc., I realized that it would also be a great book for a bible study. I highly recommend this book to everyone.