Summer is here! It’s reading time!

Bishop Linda NichollsThe fevered pace of life is slowing down as everyone looks toward the summer. Vacation plans loom large for clergy and laity alike as everyone anticipates time to rest, relax, travel and renew both body and spirit.

Recently a cleric asked whether I might offer some suggestions for summer reading as we look forward to lying on a beach, in a hammock or on the deck.

So… here are some suggestions you may enjoy according to your reading preference!

Interested in learning more about our indigenous neighbours…. 

  • The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew – a poignant story of Wab Kinew’s father and coming to terms with his own history and the legacy of residential schools and government policies.
  • The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier – an inside look at Inuit life and the challenges for all circumpolar peoples.


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Faith explorations…. 

  • The Word on the Wind – Alison Morgan – explores our confidence in the gospel and need to proclaim it.
  • The Great Partnership – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – an articulate look at the partnership of faith and science that is essential to our world.
  • Not in God`s Name – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – a look at the fraught sibling relationship between Jews, Christians and Muslims in light of our story in the Hebrew Scriptures we share.


Fiction…. just need a good mystery to read? 

  • Any of the Louise Penney mysteries about the town of Three Pines, Quebec and Inspector Gamache! Best read in order…

Have a great summer… with rest, relaxation and opportunities to read!


(Featured photo: Ben White, Unsplash)