Category: Books

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”

Old Scratch: a Review

A Review of Reviving 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… Continue Reading “Old Scratch: a Review”

The Goblin Crown by Robert H. Wolfe: A Review

It is nice to switch up my usual reading with some books for pure enjoyment. I received an advanced copy of The Goblin Crown from the publisher so that I could review it. I have a fondness for books that venture into fantasy, from Harry Potter to The Chronicles… Continue Reading “The Goblin Crown by Robert H. Wolfe: A Review”

Reading for the Common Good by C. Christopher Smith: A Review

Chris Smith does a wonderful job of showing the connection between books and our everyday lives. The way that they shape our communities and churches and the impact that they can have on the growth of individuals. The encouragement he gives to promote books… Continue Reading “Reading for the Common Good by C. Christopher Smith: A Review”

Vacation Reading: A Review

A few weeks ago, before going on vacation, I ventured over to the library to see what I could find that was not so much theological and give my mind a rest. It seems that my mind seems to track that way anyway and… Continue Reading “Vacation Reading: A Review”

Feed by M.T. Anderson: A Review

I have to admit right from the start that this is not a book that I probably would have picked up on my own without a little persuasion. That persuasion for me was listening to M.T. Anderson speak at the Festival of Faith &… Continue Reading “Feed by M.T. Anderson: A Review”