Today, our instructions are to grab the third book in on our top shelf of books and share the first sentence.
I cheated. I admit it. But seriously, look at this bookshelf:
And that’s just one of the five bookshelves I have going on. Which book is the third one in on the top shelf? I didn’t know, so I approximated and chose this:
In our day the autonomy of individual existence appears to have become problematic.
That’s from Thomas Luckmann’s The Invisible Religion, a classic about how religion isn’t just what happens in churches—it’s also about what happens “invisibly,” in and among individuals as they work out questions of spiritual meaning.