Book Review: Souvenirs of Solitude

While reading Souvenirs of Solitude by Brennan Manning, I was reconnected with a mind and heart that I was introduced to years ago by Rich Mullins and the album A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band.

The book opens with a poem by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The first lines read ?We need to find God and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is a friend of silence?? If ever we in the US were ready for this, it is now.

I was immediately struck by the poetic prayers, written by Sue Garmon, at the end of each chapter, something new for this 2nd edition.

Each page was well worth the time to read. I recommend not reading this fast, but each week digesting a bit at a time. Each chapter touches on ?souvenir? that Manning has in his memory from times that he recognized God?s voice in his life. The scriptures sprinkled through the chapters make this a book usable as a devotional.
The book concludes with an eight day ?retreat? schedule with scripture passages to meditate on, a discussion and prayer to start your meditation.

I definitely would recommend this book to anyone serious about walking with God.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission?s 16 CFR, Part 255: ?Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.?

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