Simon Carey Holt has a new book out. Published by Cascade it is titled Heaven All Around Us: Discovering God in Everyday Life.
“If living with a deep awareness of God in our lives is important, how do we do it without moving to a monastery? How do we discern and respond to God amidst the places, routines, and relationships of our everyday lives? In this book, we go in search of God’s presence in homes and neighborhoods, supermarkets and sporting arenas, workplaces and weekends. Along the way we look for practices that can lead us more deeply into the way of Jesus: activities like cooking and laundry, walking and sleeping, shopping and conversation with friends. Throughout, we want to better understand how to make God a central part of our lives, and to hear Jesus’ call to “follow me” more clearly in the world around us.”
If it’s as good as his two earlier books (and I’m assuming its not a US-edition of God Next Door: Spirituality and Mission in the Neighborhood), I’m going to thoroughly enjoy it.
You’ll find more information about it here. Simon is a gifted writer, but if you haven’t read anything by Simon, you might enjoy this 1999 article: Domestic Spirituality: Finding God in the Ordinary, the Mundane, and the Immediate, or this sample from his Eating Heaven: Spirituality at the Table.