TCC Reads: Light When It Comes By Chris Anderson

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I don’t often like spiritual books, even though I wrote one, but I loved Chris Anderson’s new book, “Light When It Comes.” I found myself underlining passages and returning to them again and again. Anderson is a poet, deacon, and English professor in Oregon. He writes vignettes rooted in Ignatian spirituality that help the reader rediscover meaning in daily life. This book would be an ideal choice for the dark nights of Advent. We get lost in the sordid, vacuous, and discouraging news and entertainment of our day. Anderson’s work remembers us to ourselves, to Creation, to one another, to God. It reminds us whose we are, and that we are not alone. He writes, “The saints are always full of doubt. They knew doubt isn’t contrary to the tradition: It is the tradition.” Buy the book¬†and read more.

Light When It Comes