Wednesday, September 25, 2013

God in My Everything by Ken Shigematsu
            How best to tell about this book? It appears to be a book built around  a journey to
get to know God better. The suggestion is given by the author that we need to set up our
lives as a journey.. In this journey he should see our life in a pattern or framework.
            The author, being of Japanese background, refers to the monks of Glendalough, a monastic community, and the Samurai warriors for the discipline needed to sustain this journey. The point he tries to suggest is we need to live a ecosystem type existence.  In this system we are to be aware of the inter-connection of  all of life.
            He sections the presentation into five areas. First-The rules we need to govern our life  Second-the roots we need such as Sabbath observance, prayer and Bible reading Third- The need to relate to other people. Fourth- The need to refresh ourselves through sleep and play Fifth-The need to reach out to others.
            At the end of the book he has included an appendix of what rules look like.
I see this book as needed for study groups on Christian growth. Shigematsu writes with a pastor’s heart seeking to help fellow Christians go deeper in their spiritual journey. For those who want to do the study , this is a book for them. .

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