My friend and mentor Stephen Brachlow gave me some of his books when he retired. Over the last few years, I meandered through them, pausing at some interesting titles, and occasionally stopping to read one from cover to cover. The other day, The Art of Choosing by Carlos Valles caught my eye. We all face choices, and as a pastor, people call on me to help them discern a path in a cluttered world. Valles’ book promised to offer help. The back cover listed its subject matter as “Spirituality/Self-Help.” What a combination! I was intrigued.