Here If You Need Me: A True Story by Kate Braestrup. A dramatic, funny, deeply moving, and simply unforgettable--an uplifting account of finding God through helping others, and of the small miracles that happen every day when a heart is grateful and love is restored.
Self: Caring for Our Best Gift by Tom Owen-Towle. Our very being is God’s gift to us. Caring for our self is our best way of saying “Thank You!” We possess minds, bodies, spirits, hearts, souls, and consciences, and each of these six distinct realms of the self must be tended daily in one manner or another. Nurturing the whole self is the most important job we have as earthlings.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, About the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. http://www.amazon.com/dp/081298496X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_q3ltwb1XYX9CY
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812993543/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_gU9Xvb0EW5439
This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems by Wendell Berry The Sabbath Poems have become the very heart of Berry’s entire work. And these magnificent poems, taken as a whole, have become one of the greatest contributions ever made to American poetry. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1619021986/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_1ZsLxbKMCY15G
A few of my favorite poetry collections (and a promising bedtime ritual).
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Good poetry isn't too demanding to read when I'm tired, but it's demanding enough to make me realize how tired I am—and that makes it excellent bedtime reading. Add these poetry collections to your bedtime ritual.