Have just finished reading Karen Armstrong’s The Spiral Staircase and it was excellent. I started it on retreat last week but didn’t really have time to get in to it properly so it has been nice this week to have a couple of long stretches to just read. Many years ago I read her first memoir Through the Narrow Gate and I remember loving it. However this is much better and answers a lot of questions I am having at the moment about faith and religion. For me, it was full of ‘aha’ and ‘yes!’ moments. Highly recommended.