Books and Distraction

In response to a reader named Simon, last Monday I wrote a post called Do we really need another book on Christian mysticism? Here's how I ended that post: Now, I haven’t addressed the other side of Simon’s question, which has to do with concerns that books about the experience of God could actually be a distraction from seeking the direct experience itself. This is an important question, and will deserve a post of its own in the near future. So now, to address that "other side" of the question. … [Read more...]