A Long Loving Look at Slow Church

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A Long Loving Look at Slow Church, by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison I am welcoming the arrival of this new book, Slow Church, to my library, to my thinking and to my prayer. The two authors, lay people from two different parts of the United States, have thoughtfully and deliberately presented a model of being [Read More...]

Ignited by SACRED FIRE: a Book Review

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What a gift to discover this book in the middle of Lent! Ronald Rolheiser, Roman Catholic writer in spirituality and theology, has written a book that covers new and evocative ground for those who have been on the journey of Spirit a long time in this book, Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human [Read More...]

An Invitation to Stillness: Book Review of Be Still and Know

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An Invitation to Stillness: Book Review of Be Still and Know by Norris J. Chumley No one can dispute the 21st North-American need to encounter silence with as much noise as most of us live with and in today. In his book Be Still and Know: God’s Presence in Silence, Norris Chumley investigates one slice [Read More...]

Joyful News for Women and Men: Jesus Feminist, A Review

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A Joyful Invitation to Women and Men: a Review of Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey I read this book with a swirl of emotions. It was 40 years ago that I with gladness was transformed by the same good news that Sarah Bessey has discovered and proclaimed: the Bible tells us in Jesus Christ that [Read More...]

All Will Be Well: A Book Review

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Book Review for The Showings of Julian of Norwich: A New Translation by Mirabai Star Lady Julian is a longtime friend and teacher to me. She has been since I first read her Revelations of Divine Love in seminary. I wear a ring on my right hand that tells me “All will be well,” and [Read More...]

Speaking the Truth for Love

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Reflections on The Dave Test by Frederick W. Schmidt I welcomed this book into my library, but more importantly into my inner heart, because I found it to be a book that spoke the truth about life and death, even the small lives and deaths in between our birth date and date of death. Frederick [Read More...]

Mapping Our Lives: Reviewing “The Geography of Memory”

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In my reading one of my beloved teachers-from-books, Joyce Rupp, I find these words in her Names for God: You never stop teaching us through the story of our lives and the heritage of our world (entry for Sept. 16). This is the underlying gift of Jeanne Murray Walker’s new book The Geography of Memory: [Read More...]

Atchison Blue: A Book Review

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The quest for a place of Spirit and a community of sacred conversation is a hot topic among those with whom I talk these days. Denominations seem to be coming apart at the seams; old practices no longer have the power that they once did, and the thread of the question is “Where do I [Read More...]


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