(E. Kent Rogers, 12 Miracles of Spiritual Growth: A Path of Healing from the Gospels, Swedenborg Foundation Press, 2012, 210 pages.)
First off, an apology. I was asked to participate in the Book Club Roundtable discussion of Kent Rogers’s new book, “12 Miracles of Spiritual Growth,” which was a featured selection of the Patheos Book Club from May 1-15. Unfortunately, due to my remote location in the wilds of northwestern Canada my review copy of the book did not arrive until the 15th, and I wasn’t able to read and review the entirety of the book in one afternoon.
On the upside, now that I’m working without a deadline, I’ll be able to read the book a little more in the way the author intended, slowly and reflectively, giving each chapter some time. I’ll still probably blog through it faster than it’s intended to be read – Rogers suggests spending a week with each chapter – but at least I’ll be able to spread my thoughts out over several posts. Also, the book is geared more toward a small group setting than an individual reading (although it works for an individual as well), so again, I won’t be getting (or conveying) the full experience.
I’ve read the introduction and the first few chapters, and I have a few thoughts already, but I think the way I’d like to approach the book is to give each chapter its own blog post. Chapter 1 should be up tomorrow.
This book review is a sponsored post that is part of the Roundtable at the Patheos Book Club. Visit the Book Club website for more free resources related to this book.