Book and Movie Recommendations

Clarity Magazine recommends the following books and movies:


Letters by a Modern Mystic
by Frank C. Laubach, PhD.

Letters By A Modern Mystic, a spiritual classic in devotional literature, is Frank Laubach’s account of his attempt to keep God in his mind each and every moment of the day. These letters, beautifully written and deeply inspiring, are a true gem for anyone who would take up the challenge of living in a moment-to-moment relationship with God.

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The Practice of the Presence of God
by Brother Lawrence

Through letters and conversations, Brother Lawrence, a humble 17th century monk, explains, beautifully and simply, how to live continually in God’s presence, not from the head but from the heart. His direct approach to living in God’s presence is as practical today as it was three hundred years ago.

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The King’s Speech
2010 British historical drama

The King’s Speech, winner of four academy awards, tells the deeply moving story of King George VI and his lifelong struggle to overcome a speech impediment. Plagued by a serious stammer from early childhood, he engaged the help of an unorthodox speech therapist, who, with persistence and patience, helped him to find his voice as England was about to enter World War II.

Not recommended for children. R Rated because of profanity. (Available on DVD, April 19, 2011)

Temple Grandin

This movie tells the inspiring story of Temple Grandin, a brilliant young woman who coped successfully with the stigma of autism at a time when it was largely misunderstood. With the loving support of her family, she has led an amazing and accomplished life. Besides being a best-selling author, she is a professor at Colorado State University, a leading expert in the field of animal husbandry, as well as an advocate for families with autistic children. (Available on DVD)