I am hanging out at St. Mary's retreat center in Sewanee, Tennessee. I basically tossed my Prayer Book, Bible, and a stack of books in my car and I'm reading and praying a bunch. I realized this morning that my retreat is definitely geek oriented when I looked at the stack of books I brought:
- Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community
- Introduction to Old Testament Theology by Walter Brueggemann
- The Winners Manual by Jim Tressel (Head Coach of THE Ohio State Buckeyes)
- Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton
- Contemplative Prayer also by Thomas Merton
- A Collection of writings by the Greek Playwright Aeschylus
I don't think I could think of a geekier list of books. Who else would seek inspiration from a football coach, a monk, and ancient Greek playwright all in one week. I'm strange.