Remembering God In A Distracted World
by Lucy Mills
Publisher:DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
This is one of the most beautiful, lyrical and intense series of meditations or contemplations that I have read in a quite a while. A journey into memory, a picking apart and teasing out of meaning, thought, process and understanding - a collage of well chosen words that act as a foci on something we at once take for granted and yet forget all about in equal measure as Lucy so well demonstrates in this book and series of studies.
However this is not just a book about memory but it is about God too, it is about faith and doubt, prayer and intention and grace - and all the spaces in between that.
Mostly though it's about noise, the noise of modern life overwhelming the quiet at our heart -the time we would take to remember, to listen, to dwell ... and about how we can perhaps dial down this noise, work through our forgetfulness and find the time to remember.
This is a beautiful book, a strong book, a book that you need to make time to read and consider.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (30/07/14)