Keeping the Sabbath day holy isn’t always easy, especially when you’re wrestling small children all day long. One of the things I’ve tried that works, however, is setting aside a ‘Sunday book.’ I always read before bed, at least, and when I’m doing better at treating the Sabbath differently, I set aside whatever book I happen to be reading in favor of something–well, I suppose the term religious covers it, although it’s not quite what I’m looking for. That’s how I read Gordon B. Hinkley’s biography (the previous prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and that’s how I read It is Better to Look Up: Life Experiences from the Pulpit. It’s a relatively short book of powerful and inspiring personal experiences that have been shared in various settings by various members of our church; it’s also beautifully illustrated. I can’t remember if it was a gift or I purchased it for myself, but I’m glad to have it, both as a book and as a resource.
It’s well worth your time and money.