Book: Stirrings of the Soul.
I first heard Michael Raiter speak at a Katoomba convention years ago; a missionary at the time, he’s gone to to be an academic, and now a theological college principal. Here, he’s written a book in response to the wave of spirituality literature (and general interest) that has arisen in recent years.
Starting at Sydney’s Mind, Body, Spirit festival with a survey of possible meanings for the word Spiritual, he goes on to discuss a range of past interpretations of the word, including a few examples of Christian mysticism from years gone by.
As you would expect from a Matthias Media book, it’s quite conservative in its approach, but eventually comes down to showing a place for spirituality that’s not quite what you might expect. Worth reading through, if only to see a more nuanced approach to the place of emotions in the life of the evangelical.