A Book that Rocked My World
Robert Hugh Benson's 'Lord of the World'
When I first came into the Church nine years ago, I was neck deep in my studies of theology and Church teaching, my reading consisting mostly of the Catechism, the Bible, and Church Documents. Not to discount the value of each of these, but there is just something about a good story that takes the teaching to whole ‘nother level.
Jesus knew that. The proof is in the fact that the majority of His teaching is done through parables. What made these parables so powerful is that they were relatable to the people, they met people where they were, and continue to do so for us today. When many of the people Jesus crossed paths with during His preaching were fisherman and farmers, it makes perfect sense that His parables take place in the experiences and environment they were so familiar with. That’s why the parables really hit home.
Yet, for some reason we think that our study of theology has to be dry, academic, and downright boring. Not so. During the first few years after my conversion I hadn’t read any fiction at all, probably since as far back as high school! And that would remain the case until I came across Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World.
Benson was the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury and became an anglican priest himself. After the death of his father he traveled the world and began to study his way into the Catholic Church where was eventually ordained a priest.
Read the “Three Ways Benson’s Lord of the World Put My Faith into Action” over at Word on Fire.
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