Category: Books

Resuscitating a Lost Language: A Review of Jonathan Merritt’s Learning to Speak God from Scratch

The language that we use to speak of God has evolved over time and Jonathan Merritt puts out the call for us to reestablish our foundation. Learning to Speak God from Scratch is a way to examine our beliefs and reach out to generations… Continue Reading “Resuscitating a Lost Language: A Review of Jonathan Merritt’s Learning to Speak God from Scratch”

Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I’ll be honest, I probably would not have picked this book up if it had not been featured in a recent edition of BookPage. The one description that pulled me in was that it was the next Harry Potter. I believe that statement may… Continue Reading “Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi”

Review: What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather

This past couple of years have helped highlight how divided we are as a nation. It seems to appear that you have to be either on one side of the political debate or the other. There is no room for middle ground. Yet, it… Continue Reading “Review: What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather”

A Review: Wounds Are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Thanks to Englewood Review of Books for the advance copy and publishing this review. Walter Wangerin Jr. has become one of the quintessential story tellers of this day and age. His stories break through the mundane and add a personal touch to everything that he… Continue Reading “A Review: Wounds Are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.”

A Review: A Course in Christian Mysticism by Thomas Merton, edited by Jon M. Sweeney

Thanks to Englewood Book Review for the advance copy and publishing this review. If you have never had the pleasure of visiting Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, I would recommend you take the time to do so. My visit to Gethsemani several years ago was… Continue Reading “A Review: A Course in Christian Mysticism by Thomas Merton, edited by Jon M. Sweeney”

A Review: Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

I am honestly not sure where to start, therefore this will probably become more of a recommendation than it is a review. Dyson uses the format of a worship service to present a flowing oratory on the current state of race relations in America… Continue Reading “A Review: Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson”

A Review of Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister

Thank you to Englewood Review of Books for the opportunity to review this title. We are a people that search. We search for the things we have lost. We search for the latest and greatest item that will make our life that much easier.… Continue Reading “A Review of Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister”

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: A Review

Be prepared for you mind to be stretched and your heart to be tugged. Many of us wonder what it must be like once we leave this earthly world at the time of our death. As a Christian, I have faith in the Risen… Continue Reading “Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: A Review”

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance: A Review

This memoir has been added to many must read lists as we are now in a country where a Donald Trump presidency is possible. It is suppose to explain to some extent why the outcome of the election happened the way it did. It… Continue Reading “Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance: A Review”

The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr: A Review

The Trinity is quite often an overlooked aspect of the spiritual life. We tend to think of God and Jesus Christ, yet tend to leave the notion of the Holy Spirit out of the equation. When we include all three into the equation, we… Continue Reading “The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr: A Review”