Win a Copy of Holy Nomad!

This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re giving away 25 copies of Matt Litton’s new book, Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy.  In a recent interview with Litton, a writer, educator and speaker, he talked about why he wrote this book:

I think a life without joy and meaning is more of a “life sentence” – it is a far cry from the way we were meant to live. We believe in a God who is constantly inviting us to “come forth” into a journey of meaning, who commands us to follow him into a way of living he calls “real life” or “life to the fullest.”  But we are too often imprisoned and immobilized by our fixation on the most meaningless trappings of life from our religiosity to our materialism to our own sense of self-importance…

Holy Nomad is an invitation to break free, and a perfect little guidebook to take into the New Year.

To win a free copy, answer this question in the Comments section below: What book has helped encourage your own spiritual journey this year, and why?

THEN, visit the Holy Nomad book club page and scroll down to the bottom to register to win a book.

May your continuing journey be graced with many moments of true joy and freedom.

About Deborah Arca

Deborah Arca is the Director of Content at Patheos.

  • http://www.famunitedchurch.ca Rev. Kevin Johnston

    Oh my…there have been so many….But I think that Roger Wolsley’s”Kissing Fish: Christianity for people who don’t like Christianity” has to be given top spot. His Progressive Christian manifesto has both affirmed and confirmed where my spiritual journey has brought me to thus far, and has also challenged me to think MORE outside the box than I had previously imagined. I would recommend this book to all who seek to not only be invited and challenged to become more, but also want and need to be stretched beyond imagination!

  • Curt Franklin

    For me, Anne Lamott’s “Help, Thanks, Wow” has been important. Prayer stripped down to the essentials — with a recognition of just how essential prayer is for a whole life.

  • http://cynthiabeard.wordpress.com Cynthia Beard

    I saw a link to this page on the Facebook fan page for Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity. I second Rev. Kevin Johnston’s comment in that Roger’s book has been incredibly influential for me and for all who have been frustrated by the way that certain Christian leaders have twisted Jesus’ teachings into something judgmental and condemning. What’s hitting me like a ton of bricks right now, however, is that I have been wrestling with the ideas that are apparently presented in Holy Nomad. I listened to the video interview that you posted in November, and it really speaks to me. Thanks!

  • Colin McLaren

    I have read “Take This Bread” by Sara Miles during this year and I found it to be a wonderful and thought-provoking description of one woman’s journey into relationship with God through Christ. Sara Miles’ thoughts on and experience of God’s extravagent love and her response to Jesus’ command to “Feed my sheep” are challenging and inspiring.

    • http://www.altarwalk.com Jim Robertson

      Fantastic book. Fantastic journey.

  • Thora Donar

    Dee Henderson’s _The Negotiator_. It helped lead me to the decision to go back to church after a year of thinking about it.

  • http://cecilprescod.blogspot.com/ Cecil Charles Prescod

    In recent years I have sense a call to prayer, Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Prayer has helped me explore this calling. I am now embarking on a journey with St. John of the Cross.

  • Nadine Tatum

    Two books (both fiction)–The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison. Both books involve journeys-both physical and emotional. On whatever path you travel, stay open to those you meet. In these encounters (however brief or mundane), you have the power to transform the lives of others. And you may be transformed as well!

  • http://www.altarwalk.com Jim Robertson

    Martin Laird, ‘Into the Silent Land’, which is one of the finest books on contemplative prayer available; Jeff Imbach, ‘The Recovery of Love’; & McLaren’s ‘Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road’.
    Three streams of formation are reflected, each which had its effect on me.


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