The Wisdom of Stability by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
My friend Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove has a new book that just came out entitled: The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture. Check out this video.
I sense that Jonathan is onto something important here in this book. Something that we in this very transient world of our might find helpful, refreshing and challenging. Here is a taste of this book from the Introduction.
“This is a book about staying put and paying attention. In a culture that is characterized by unprecedented mobility and speed, I am convinced that the most important thing most of us can do to grow spiritually is to stay in the place where we are. I am not advocating a stubborn provincialism or harking back to a time before the Internet and the automobile when “things were simpler” and “life was easier.” Nor am I denying that God called Abraham, saying, “Go…” or that Jesus left his disciples with roughly the same marching orders. But I am convinced that both our use of new technologies and our faithful response to God’s call depend on something more fundamental – a rootedness that most of us senee we are mission in our hurry to keep up amid constant change. I believe we need to recover the wisdom of stability.” The Wisdom of Stability is now available on Amazon for a good price. Check it out! Jonathan draws from some ancient wisdom that will help many of us who have been unknowingly shaped by a culture which values speed and transition over stability and spiritual depth.