Extra Audio: Todd reads Rubem Alves – “Friendship”


  • This reading comes from Rubem Alves’ book, Tender Returns. I read this with the expressed permission from the translator of the book, Glenn Alan Cheney. I am grateful for the honor!




Published by Todd Spencer

I am a spiritual director, a minister of spiritual formation, a husband and father. I live in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

6 thoughts on “Extra Audio: Todd reads Rubem Alves – “Friendship”

  1. Dear Todd: How holy were your words on friendship. It is a lonely time for me. I think of the fact that our group (stewards of the mystery) were to be convening today. Instead, we are in our own homes and perhaps in isolation. I have my beloved mate and my precious cat–but I mourn the loss of community with others. I thank you for reminding me of my BEST friend–Jesus!
    Kay Totten


    1. Hello Kay! Thank you for taking the time to write a note. I am sorry for your loneliness during this time, my friend. I’m really missing my community at FUMC and other communities I’m a part of as well. One day soon…I send my love, good soul!


    1. I am so pleased for your affirmation, Glenn. So pleased. I wish I could have met Rubem. As I read the book it felt as though I found a real kindred spirit! Give my warmest regards to his daughter, please. Be well- Todd


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