Perfectionism, Pride, and Grace (Winter)

 This is one of those books I keep coming back to even though I read it quite a few years ago: Perfecting Ourselves to Death by Richard Winter.  It really is worth the read if you need a resource on the topic of trying to be perfect (having the perfect job, the perfect kitchen, perfect kids,… Continue reading Perfectionism, Pride, and Grace (Winter)

Sorrow, Depression, and Christian Hope

I don't remember for certain, but I think I've mentioned this helpful book here before: Richard Winter, The Roots of Sorrow: Reflections on Depression and Hope (Westchester: Crossway Books, 1986).  Although it is a bit dated, I found it to be a very helpful resource on the topics of sorrow, melancholy,  depression, and other similar… Continue reading Sorrow, Depression, and Christian Hope

Related: Boredom and Selfishness

 In Richard Winter's excellent book, Still Bored in A Culture of Entertainment, he makes the great point that boredom and selfishness are quite related. "We are called not only to enjoy the world of God's creation but also to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  Throughout the Bible we find a strong emphasis on… Continue reading Related: Boredom and Selfishness

Bored, Boring, Boredom

 Richard Winter's book Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment is a great book that asks and answers this question from an intelligent, biblical point of view: Why are so many Americans bored when there are a billion things for us to do?  Another way to think about this topic is that Americans are "distracted from distraction by distraction."   In this book… Continue reading Bored, Boring, Boredom

Perfecting Ourselves To Death

Awhile back someone recommended Richard Winter's book on depression called The Roots of Sorrow.  I thought it was such an excellent book that I ended up getting a few more by Winter, including Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment and Perfecting Ourselves to Death.  Though these are all good reads, right now I want to… Continue reading Perfecting Ourselves To Death