Category: Books

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

Old Scratch: a Review

A Review of┬áReviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubter and the Disenchanted by Richard Beck. Before I picked up this book, I had never heard of the term Old Scratch when referring to the Devil. Richard Beck, a psychology professor, introduces the…