Sometimes we wander into treasure without looking for it.
That is how this next book came into my hands. A friend I'd known for years recommended it. She sent it to me and I was WOW'd by the depth and thoughtful words written. The book is only 100 small pages long, yet, these pages are filled with wise words of how to move more intimately into the relationship with Jesus on a Moment by Moment basis.
Now, this doesn't mean it took me only a few hours to read. Instead, I would say it gave me confidence that I would finish the book. But, it is one of those kind of books that needs chewing on. I could read a few pages and then chew on it for a while. Because it was a tiny book, I didn't have a problem with putting it down and coming back to it later.
We've been reviewing 4 Mentors that I dig into every year to prepare my heart for the New Year right around the corner.
We began with Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.
The second mentor was Gordon MacDonald with his classic Ordering Your Private World.
And today I share one of the old, old classics. a tiny book entitled The Sacrament of the Present Moment by Jean-Pierre DeCaussade translated by Kitty Muggeridge.
Jean-Pierre was born in the province of Quercy in southern France on March 6, 1675. He taught Greek, Latin, and philosophy in various towns nearby Toulouse, and then returned to the university at Toulouse for further theological study culminating in a doctorate in theology.
Focusing on two chapters today, I will give you the titles of the sub chapters.
So, this slim book is jam-packed with big ideas and interesting thoughtful guidance.
And it only gets better in Chapter 9. 'The Secret of Discovering God's Transcendent Will in the Present Moment'
I am thankful for so many thought provoking ideas and concepts running from page to page throughout. Only eleven chapters, only 100 pages. Punching powerful and provoking questions.
Try it out. It just might be a little wisdom from an old wise mentor.
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