Reviewing “A Cross of Centuries: Twenty-five Imaginative Tales About the Christ”

A Cross of Centuries: Twenty-five Imaginative Tales About the Christ by Michael G. Bishop My rating: 3 of 5 stars I picked this up dirt cheap after Scott Danielson told me that Jesse Willis brought it to his attention. Editor Michael Bishop is a Christian but is interested here in presenting stories by believers and [Read More...]

Ripe: a pre-reading review

Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard by Nigel Slater My rating: 5 of 5 stars If the book just was published can I still call it a classic? If I just got it, can I really know it is 5 stars? Let’s just say that I have every confidence in Nigel Slater’s Ripe being just [Read More...]

Neighbor, how long has it been since you read Deus Caritas Est? Well, pardner, that’s too long.*

God Is Love–Deus Caritas Est: Encyclical Letter by Pope Benedict XVI My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was my third time through Pope Benedict’s brilliant first encyclical God Is Love. Our Catholic women’s book club read it for our May discussion. Just reading the opening paragraphs made me remember what a wonderful piece of [Read More...]


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