Monday, October 04, 2010

Shameless Nepotism

as practiced by me

The Yoke of Jesus: A School for the Soul in Solitude.

Author: Addison Hart.
Brief reviews include:

The Yoke of Jesus is an introduction to spiritual discipline, emphasizing the individual's devotion to Jesus. The thirteen chapters explore the meaning of faith, our need for stillness and solitude, how we should read, how we must engage nature, how we ought to pray the Psalms, and much more.

The Yoke of Jesus: A School for the Soul in Solitude, by Addison Hodges Hart, Eerdmans Publishing, 2009. This is a gentle and poetic exploration of our spiritual formation, which Hart calls a "school for the soul in solitude." He explores the meaning of our faith, our need for stillness and solitude--something most of us crave more and more as we get older.


J. Gordon Anderson said...

And when is Mr. Hart's brother going to write a book that will be of special interest to those of us who follow the Anglican way?! I'm sure I am not the only one who would wish to see such a book!

Matthew the Curmudgeon said...

What? Another brother? Sounds interesting so I guess I'll order it.

The Midland Agrarian said...

Father Hart,
I would like to second Mr. Anderson's Comment. With the rise in Internet Publishing, it might be both possible and even slightly profitable.

I also can't help but wondering about the Hart family DNA. Are you also related to the reformed scholar D.G. Hart?


Fr. Robert Hart said...

Are you also related to the reformed scholar D.G. Hart?

No, I don't think so. His name appears between Addison's name and mine in the Touchstone masthead, because of alphabetical order. David's name is not there at all, because he is the First Things guy.

Matthew the Curmudgeon said...

Must have some interesting Holidays when you all get together!
I also third a vote for your book. Something along the lines of "THE AUTHENTIC ANGLICAN CATHOLIC WAY" perhaps? You may use this title, no charge.

Anonymous said...

How about the late Rt Revd Oliver Hart, bishop of one of the Pennsylvania dioceses, descendant of the Baptist Minister Oliver Hart of Revolutionary fame? Bishop Hart was a native of the same SC town where I was reared. The Episcopal Church there was benignly dominated by the Hart family, wherefore it was known as "Church of the Sacred Hart."

And if I could claim kin to Darryl Hart, I would surely be proud. He is a first-rate scholar, as Reformed theologians tend to be. His biography of John W. Nevin is a great read.