Hide Me Among The Graves

As soon as I saw Jeff Miller’s mention of Tim Power’s latest, Hide Me Among The Graves, a sequel to his 1989 book The Stress of Her Regard, I went out (metaphorically) and snagged an e-copy. I’ve been a Powers fan since the ’80′s, and pick up anything new whenever I happen to run across [Read More...]

Walking Dickens London by Lee Jackson

I have the usual love-hate relationship with Dickens, felt by most of us who’d rather be reading Sherlock Holmes. But I’ve recently discovered a great little library book that I think will be of interest both for avid fans, and for reluctant readers in search of a useful resource for making sense of Dickens’ literary [Read More...]

Free Advent Audiobook: God is in the Manger by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian Audio has a dilly of a deal for their free audiobook this month: God Is in the Manger is the Advent devotional written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the 20th century’s most admired and beloved Christians. This devotional includes daily selections for the four weeks of Advent and twelve daily selections for Christmas and [Read More...]

Falling for Your Madness

Falling for Your Madness by Katharine Grubb

I have a soft spot for a good story. And when I’ve read previous work by the author and know them to be clever, witty, and humorous? Consider me smitten. In fact, smitten is a pretty good way to describe how I feel about this book: It’s the debut release by author Katharine Grubb: Falling for [Read More...]

The Stories of J.F. Powers

One of those authors I have been meaning to get around to read is J.F. Powers. I first heard him recommended by Amy Welborn and later found that both Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy praised his works. As a writer he was not very prolific writer with only two novels along with collections of short [Read More...]

Conversing with God in Advent: Praying the Sunday Readings with Lectio Divina

Conversing with God in Advent: Praying the Sunday Readings with Lectio Divina by Stephen J. Binz My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Bible ends with the words of Christ, “Yes, I am coming soon,” and with the ancient prayer of the Church, “Come, Lord Jesus!” (revelation 22:20). The word “Advent” is derived from the [Read More...]

Seven Glorious Days: A Scientist Retells the Genesis Creation Story

Seven Glorious Days by Karl W. Giberson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The watery planet that would bear the label “Earth” some five billion years later was nothing short of a creative miracle. The ten billion years that it took the universe to produce a habitable planet is about the shortest possible time for [Read More...]

I Left My Brain in San Francisco

In I Left My Brains in San Francisco, Karina Fabian’s new novel, zombie exterminator Neeta Lyffe is travelling to San Francisco’s Moscone Center for ZomZeitgeber, the international zombie exterminator’s trade show. Yes, it’s a sequel to Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, which somehow I unaccountably failed to review when I read it last year. This is [Read More...]

Advent Book: O Radiant Dawn by Lisa Hendey

O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath by Lisa M. Hendey My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a very handy book that I recommend to anyone who wants to get in the habit of regular reflection during Advent. Lisa Hendey has written a series of 5-minute prayers designed for daily use [Read More...]

Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

I don’t often get outraged about religious coverage since it so often drives me to laughter over anger. There is such a disconnect of understanding that I feel more pity than anything else. It is like they have an editorial board meeting to decide just how wrong they can get a story. While the media’s [Read More...]


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