Wonder: Recommended Resources
- In his blog post The Capacity for Wonder, Beau Denton writes about wonder as “the ability to live with open eyes and open hearts.”
- Christine Aroney-Sine’s book The Gift of Wonder (IVP Formatio, 2019) is stuffed with insights and ideas that point to why “rediscovering our inner child is essential for our spiritual health.”
- In the article Overwhelmed by Greatness: The Psychological Significance of Awe in Christian Experience and Formation, Andrew Tix observes, “Science is increasingly documenting the connection between awe and spiritual virtues and behaviors, including patience, generosity, compassion, humility, belief, and wisdom.”
- Check out Ignite Your Childlike State of Wonder—one of Jason Silva’s “Shots of Awe” YouTube series.
- Wondering about the Bible with Children, a revised edition of the classic resource I Wonder from children’s ministry expert Elizabeth Caldwell, is a great read for Sunday school leaders and interested parents.
- Mike Cosper’s book Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World is an inspiring read for people wrestling with disenchantment and those who want to be more open to wonder. Great choice for a thoughtful small group study.
- Looking to inject a bit of awe into your prayer life? Fans of Anne Lamott will enjoy Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.
- In Sacred Sense: Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World (Eerdmans, 2015), William Brown points out that “what the Bible does most fundamentally is arouse a sacred sense of life-transforming wonder.”
- In this episode of Open to Wonder, Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Caldwell shares what the practice of wonder looks like in her life, and a doable suggestion to incorporate in your life.
Check out these links for great ideas and tips!