Our religious ebook ideas for August 2022

Secret Keepers, by Karima Berger

Studying the Scriptures immerses us in a “time particular to the occasions of the soul”, within the opinion of the Islamologist Henry Corbin. In her work Karima Berger follows a private trajectory within the footsteps of the ability of the female in God’s plan. She was about to put in writing the fruits of her quest when verse 34 of the IVe sura supplied him like a flash the ashes that cross his final ebook: “Girls are the key keepers of what God retains secret. » The key ? The ineffable, the elusive. God has entrusted its preservation to girls. They’re carriers of a data that within the Muslim custom goes a lot by way of the physique, the senses, the will, the flesh. Typically to their worst misfortune, as a result of this talent – a phrase the creator prefers intuitively – disturbs males a lot that they assign “guardians” to the fence of intimacy.

Karima Berger acknowledges her debt to modern intellectuals (Fatima Mernissi, Asma Lamrabet, Nayla Tabbara) who’ve reread the Quran to disclose the seeds of liberation swept away by centuries of male exegesis. However it’s located in a unique space: that of writing, of the inside. His strategy is nourished by the tales that turned his childhood in Algeria the other way up, studying texts from the Sunna (the prophetic custom), the Koran, the mystics. We comply with her with delight as she meets the numerous girls who irrigate Muslim spirituality like an underground river: Khadija, the prophet’s first spouse, his daughter Fatima-Zahra, Hagar, Marie, Zuleikha, Potiphar’s spouse, whose mad love for Joseph is interpreted by Sufi custom as a picture of human need for Magnificence, one of many names of God. A sensual and clever ebook. DL

Albin Michel, €21.90.

How lovely are your works, by Sophie de Mullenheim and Anna Griot

Initially, this ebook evokes the best way 15 witnesses of Christ lived in integral ecology: François d’Assise, Hildegarde de Bingen, the Native American Kateri Tekakwitha or Charles de Foucauld, who described his Algerian desert as follows: “Nothing stops the sight. It’s a lovely place to worship the Creator. »

But in addition mountain lovers, Jean Paul II, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Carlo Acutis or the Jesuit Jacques Sevin, who launched scouting in France; this summer season, nearly 150,000 younger persons are tenting outside! As well as, recommendation (sports activities, culinary, anti-waste) to stay extra within the spirit Laudato si’. CS

Mother, €17.90.

Residing the Beatitudes with François de Gross sales, by Michel Tournade

Michel Tournade, Pastor of Annecy, has launched into a daring endeavor: to make clear a Gospel textual content to which the trustworthy have grow to be accustomed – to the purpose of stripping it of its revolutionary energy – by drawing on the life and writings of a 500-year-old saint in the past and whose fashion “smells the daybreak of the Grand Siècle” ! In 100 pages the creator dusts the beatitudes and the creator of theIntroduction to the pious life. The topic is all of the extra stimulating as a result of it’s embodied and has no lack of pleasure.

François de Gross sales was under no circumstances a tragic saint: with gentleness, love and humor, the previous Bishop of Annecy and Geneva is a helpful information to proceed on the trail to happiness, that of holiness. A path that’s open to all and whose first step is to know that God loves you: “Sure, God has dreamed of you from the depths of his eternity, even earlier than the primary morning of the world. » AV

Salvador, €17.

By paths of intimate depth, by Colette Nys-Mazure

“I can tirelessly cross paths: they may become new each time, as a result of I’ve modified, I’m able to see otherwise. » Colette Nys-Mazure walks when she reads books, when she finds pleasant faces, when she thinks a couple of portray: with an open thoughts, alertness. Whether or not she’s strolling the paths from her dwelling in Froyennes (Belgium), whether or not she’s strolling by way of the market in Arles, or strolling by way of a backyard in Angers, the huge world is all the time woven into her topic.

Exhibitions, comics, cinema, probably the most modern works are constructed like cairns over the steps and the pages. We shut the ebook with a thousand studying needs. And within the intimate depths of his life, Christ is the companion who says to him, ‘Observe me,’ despite the fact that it’s generally mandatory to place ice on one knee.’ DF

Salvador, €18.50.

The World Tour of Christian Feasts, by Sophie Pelloux-Prayer and Hubert Poirot-Bourdain

What if we took benefit of the vacations to find the festive traditions of Christians? On August 15, the feast of the Assumption, 1000’s of pilgrims march in procession with torches in entrance of the cave of Lourdes. The Bretons arrange ‘pardons’, pilgrimages round a patron saint. At Christmas, youngsters in Burkina Faso go to their godparents. The competition of Timkat (“Baptism”) is a UNESCO Intangible Heritage Website and is widely known by Orthodox Ethiopians in reminiscence of Christ’s. Many baptisms happen at evening. The Russians submerge themselves 3 times within the frozen water whereas making the signal of the cross. This colourful information additionally proposes some actions: paper lanterns, origami pigeons… From 8 years outdated.’ CS

Bayard, €14.90.

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