Teaser Tuesday: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

Like a cat circling your feet hoping you’ll drop a tender morsel of food, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

I’ll be honest: I still haven’t finished The Ugly Game. But, in fairness, I did read two books while on my anniversary trip. As it happens, there’s been two children’s books written about Biltmore: Seraphina and the Black Cloak and Seraphina and the Twisted Staff, both by Robert Beatty. We found signed copies in the Visitor’s Center, where the conversation Krystal and I went something like this:

Me: So, people are going to ask “What did you do on your trip?” and we’re going to say “We stayed up all night reading preteen novels so we could take a literary tour the following day.” Really? People are going to think we’re speaking in code or something.

K: Anyone who knows us would also know this is exactly something we would do.

Me: You’re right. What was I thinking?

I’ve also finished the first Strain novel by Guillermo del Toro, and though I gave it 3 stars overall, the books are like chips: they might not be good per se, but they are enjoyable. So, I’m well past the halfway mark in the second novel, The Fall.

None of those books is my teaser, though. Instead, I’m teasing Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C. S. Lewis by Chris R. Armstrong.

The Goodreads’ Blurb

Most evangelical accounts of church history tend to leave out the medieval period. Tapping into current evangelical ancient-future interests, church historian Chris Armstrong introduces the riches of the medieval church, helping contemporary Christians discover authentic faith and renewal in a forgotten era. Armstrong explores key ideas, figures, and movements from the Middle Ages in conversation with C. S. Lewis and other thinkers, making medieval wisdom accessible and edifying for today’s church.

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 29:

This is indeed a head-scratcher for American fans of Lewis: What has NYC to do with Camelot? What has 9/11 to do with the Quest for the Holy Grail?


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