On the Lived Theology Reading List: The Year of Small Things

The Year of Small Things:Radical Faith for the rest of UsRadical Faith for the Rest of Us

In The Year of Small Things, authors Sarah Arthur and Erin Wasinger recount the story of Arthur’s time in a new church located in the suburbs, and the unique challenge they faced: how to translate the practices of “radical” faith into their new context. Together with their friends and fellow church members Erin and Dave Wasinger, the Arthurs embarked on a yearlong experiment to implement twelve small practices of radical faith into their life. The Year of Small Things is told with humor, theological reflection, and practical insight, and explores such practices as simplicity, hospitality, accountability, sustainability, and social justice–but, most of all, discernment.

Reviews and endorsements of the publication include:

“This is the most provocative and profound book I’ve read in a long time. I plan to buy a box and give it to my friends so they can laugh, cry, repent, and soul-search as much as I did. Deeply moving–and necessary–for the faith community.”—Joel Salatin, renegade farmer (featured on Food, Inc.) and author of The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God’s Creation 

The Year of Small Things is the best kind of spiritual formation book: serious and funny, smart and vulnerable—and, most useful of all—practical. If you want to live the way of Jesus and struggle to know how in the midst of family busyness, financial struggle, even depression, Sarah Arthur and Erin Wasinger can be trusted to help you and your community re-imagine and engage practices of spiritual wholeness and social justice. Honestly, this is one of my favorite books this year.”—Jen Pollock Michel, author of Teach Us to Want and Keeping Place (2017)

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