I'm really enjoying an embarrassment of riches when it comes to new books right now. I'm in the middle of three others (in addition to the upcoming Kathleen Norris book I posted about the other day). What's on the nightstand?
A Friendship Like No Other, by William Barry, SJ. I like Barry's familiar style, as comfortable as a cup of good coffee. Other books on prayer can seem so high-flown I get intimidated; Barry reminds me that prayer is really as normal and vital as breathing.
Bumping into God in the Kitchen, by Father Dominic Grassi. This is a collection of stories and recipes all bound up with priestly life. I'd recommend this pleasant little book to young men looking into the priesthood. Father Grassi's pastoral heart will give you as good an insight as any into the vocation. And I, for one, am looking forward to trying the recipes.
More than a Dream: How One School's Vision is Changing the World (The Cristo Rey Story), by C. R. Kearney. I just started this one at breakfast yesterday, happy to learn the backstory to a successful and hope-filled approach to educating at-risk young people in our city.
What's on your nightstand?