I have been reading a very interesting book lately called "Making Peace with a Dangerous God: Wrestling with What We Don't Understand" by Linda Clare and Kristen Johnson Ingram. It really is thought-provoking and I recommend it to anyone. Linda and Kris take a dialog approach to their questions about God from a position of faith and belief. I particularly identified with Kris in her wildness and passion. There was one piece in particular, titled Balancing Act, that really has gotten me thinking about how I structure my life in relation to my relationship with God. I need to do more thinking and writing, but I feel drawn back to a passionate, less controlled life... Recently passion has been absent and control more prevalent than I feel is good for me.
This reading came close on the heels of Blue Like Jazz, a book which did not live up to the incredible recommendations and reviews that were passed my way. Miller had some interesting observations, but I struggled to accept his voice, it grated on me and the nuggets seemed to be hidden in a great deal of narcissism. That said, I am very interested in the emergent church movement and what it means for church-goers and Christians in my generation..... More on that later, when I have more time:-)