It is so refreshing to find a book that marries lovely prose with beautiful imagery. That is indeed the case with Arise to Blessedness by Jen Norton. The book offers readers a journaling retreat with eight saints who lived out the beatitudes in the course of their holy lives. I found myself captivated by each page as I worked my way through this breathtakingly exquisite journal.
Each beatitude is accompanied by a pertinent scripture reading, an explanation of the life of a saint, thoughtful questions and reflections, images to stir meditation, and plenty of room to jot down your thoughts. I found the journal to be a wonderful prayer companion, especially during my morning prayer routine.
If you are looking for a work that will feed both your mind and soul, Arise to Blessedness will fit the bill. Poring over its pages, you are likely to find yourself falling in love with the Lord more deeply than before.