February is “I love to Read” month. Many schools are highlighting books students are reading. I thought it would be a great example to highlight some books adults in our diocese are reading. I fondly
remember how Bishop Kinney would share with us books he was reading. He even had a breakout session at Diocesan Ministry Day sharing his love of reading. I couldn’t resist so I asked both Bishop Kinney and Bishop Kettler to share some books they are reading. Here is what they shared:
Bishop Kinney is reading: “One Summer in America, 1927” by Bill Bryson and “The Joy of the Gospel” by Pope Francis.
Bishop Kettler is reading: “Evangelii Gaudium, Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, 2013” or “The Joy of the Gospel” by Pope Francis, “A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis” published by America Magazine, “The Future Church” by John Allen, “The Difference God Makes” by Cardinal George and “Two Old Women” by Velma Wallis.
Many adults around the Diocese of St. Cloud are involved in book clubs. Principals and some teachers in the diocese are reading “The Art and Science of Teaching” by Robert Marzano. This book is the basis for the professional inservice they are participating in at the Marzano Center at Resource Training and Solutions.
This fall of number of folks across the country and some people in our diocese read “The Social Media Gospel” by Meredith Gould and shared in some interesting conversations.
A number of parishes, deacons, youth ministers, catechists etc are reading the book “Rebuilt” by Michael White and Tom Corcoran. The Diocesan Education Council is reading this book for its council meetings.
Another group of adults read and came together to discuss “The Joy of the Gospel”by Pope Francis. (They are in good company with our bishops!)
What a wonderful example is being set for children and youth! Reading is a wonderful past-time. I wonder if God is sending this cold weather and snow to remind us to curl up with a good book?
What good book are you reading? I think I found a couple in this blog that I would love to pick up!!