The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Silence in the face of evil is evil itself… Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act - Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, the Bible and his Spiritual Awakening
What’s the point of living? The story of Robinson Crusoe is profound and based upon the true story of a Scot, Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned for years on a Pacific Island in 1704.
The Brothers Karamazov and the Faith of Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Brothers Karamazov is a complex theological drama, diving into questions of faith, doubt, justice, revenge, repentance and forgiveness, all set in the mystery of an unsolved murder.
Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff, the Brontë Sisters, and their Faith in the Bible and Christianity
Wuthering Heights is a tragic love story between Heathcliff and his childhood love Cathy, set on the ghostly Yorkshire Moors, amid a brooding culture of revenge. Emily Brontë concludes Heathcliff’s problems stem from his refusal to live by Christian values.
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it” – Brother Lawrence You can feel God in the kitchen. You can sense the Lord at work. You can know the presence of Jesus in menial chores. This was the message of Brother Lawrence, a peasant soldier who became a monk in seventeenth century France. Through patience, Lawrence learnt to still his mind and focus on God’s presence in all his dealings. He struggled at first with tedious chores in the monastery; travelling into the village for goods,…