"First Church Reads" is a new feature section of the Steeple where staff members or members of the church may be invited to offer book and formation recommendations that specifically help deepen spiritual life. This week, we have a great recommendation from Julie Fitzpatrick.
I read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running about ten years ago while on a Murakami kick. I've always found freedom when my feet hit the pavement and my pen hit the paper so this disciplined honest contemplative memoir about both subjects grabbed me right away. It focuses on the author's devotions to running and writing. Even remembering the book makes me want to tie up my sneakers and head outside. Enjoy it.