Check it out at your (Ascension Church) library!

It’s heartening to see that more people are using our library. When borrowing materials, please include your phone number and the date you borrowed the item on the sign-out card.

If you haven’t been able to attend Marilyn’s classes on the Episcopal Church, or if you want to learn more, Thompsett’s “Living with History” (CH) is a good read. She discusses how the relationship between history, tradition, and change have resulted in our being part of church history. While authoritative, this isn’t a heavy read.

If you’re more of a history buff, Marty’s “Pilgrims in their own land; 500 years of religion in America” (CH) might be for you. Never before had so many religions coexisedt in one country. Marty examines the significance of contemporary spiritual leaders. He explains how Americans came to be religious and what that has meant to our national character.

In a more sublime vein is “Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women” edited by Hirshfield (FEM). This collection of poems is awe-inspiring. Perhaps useful for jump-starting one’s prayer time, taking us beyond words, as Buff talked about in his homily on February 4.