Ben Palpant




Mary
2,339 books | 125 friends

Bill
2,098 books | 268 friends

Rachel
316 books | 55 friends

James N...
401 books | 332 friends

Douglas...
2,159 books | 2,282 friends

Robin P...
22 books | 286 friends

Gwennie
1,544 books | 121 friends

Chad
394 books | 49 friends

More friends…



Ben Palpant

Goodreads Author


Born
in Tucson, The United States
Website

Genre

Member Since
November 2011


Ben Palpant hasn't written any blog posts yet.

Average rating: 4.56 · 121 ratings · 41 reviews · 4 distinct works
A Small Cup of Light: A Dri...

4.52 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sojourner Songs: Poems

4.75 avg rating — 24 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Honey From the Lion's Mouth...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pepin and the Magician

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Ben’s Recent Updates

Ben Palpant rated a book really liked it
The Whole Christ by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Perhaps not the most exciting read, but a necessary and hope-filled one. Ferguson realigns the imagination, offering freedom and joy as a result. He puts into words what has evaded me for years. Deeply grateful to him for that.
Ben Palpant rated a book really liked it
Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hidden gems worth the patience and the wait.
Ben Palpant rated a book really liked it
Parenting by Paul David Tripp
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ben Palpant rated a book really liked it
Windows of the Soul by Ken Gire
Rate this book
Clear rating
A few interesting insights, but I felt like it lacked some of the poetic punch that a book like this should have. Helpful for those who have never thought about how God uses the arts to draw us to himself.
Ben Palpant rated a book it was amazing
Report to Greco by trans. P. A. Bien Nikos Kaz...
Rate this book
Clear rating
By the end of the book, I disagreed completely with his anthropology and theology. I rarely find books that are so compelling and so much fun to read and with which I still disagree. This was a joy.

He has moments when he hits the mark, like this one
...more
Ben Palpant rated a book it was amazing
After So Many Fires by Jeremiah  Webster
After So Many Fires
by Jeremiah Webster (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ben Palpant rated a book it was amazing
Jesus the Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran
Rate this book
Clear rating
A dangerous undertaking, but faithfully done overall. Absolutely moving at times.
"In my heart dwells Jesus of Galilee, the Man above men, the Poet who makes poets of us all, the Spirit who knocks at our door that we may wake and rise and walk out to
...more
Ben Palpant rated a book it was amazing
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ben Palpant rated a book it was amazing
The Wisdom of the Sands by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sertillanges once said that we suffer for want of life giving maxims. Wisdom of the Sands is full of life giving maxims. This book is a top five book for me. Exupery worked on it for many years and said that all his other books were rehearsals for th ...more
Ben Palpant rated a book liked it
The Artisan Soul by Erwin Raphael McManus
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Ben's books…
“To be terrified and yet unafraid seems a great paradox of worship, but when one has tasted it, the notion of an eternity spent terrifyingly unafraid like that is remarkably appetizing.”
Ben Palpant, A Small Cup of Light: A Drink in the Desert

“Christ leads us into the wilderness of suffering to engage us there. When he meets us in the wilderness, he is manna, he is water from a broken rock. But he is also the one who wants us to potently feel our lack so that we cling to him. The Apostle Paul expressed as much when he wrote, we are 'sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.' God is the one who leads us into the desert and who makes us feel exposed and frail there. He is the one who turns the wilderness into a womb from which his children are born into gladness. And, like Hagar, we cry, 'You are the God who sees.”
Ben Palpant, A Small Cup of Light: A Drink in the Desert

“Yes, we are raw. Yes, we are in the dark belly of a whale. Yes, we ache. Who can be Jesus' "little sunbeam" at such a time? Would Jesus even want such a thing? He is after much more than happiness in our lives. He is after a sustaining joy and he will give us that joy by giving us himself, whether through the small gifts of life that bring us gladness or through the dark night of suffering. Sweeping affliction under the rug of our heart, therefore, is simple denial, an act of cowardice, and act of ungratefulness. We must dare to look it square in the eyes.”
Ben Palpant, A Small Cup of Light: A Drink in the Desert

“When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.”
Don Juan




No comments have been added yet.