Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith

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Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith was a complete surprise to me. A whap-to-the-side-of-the-head walloping shocker. Why? I’m not completely sure, but the surprise was delightful and refreshing. It’s good writing, for one thing, and it’s also honest in a way that I appreciated. So much of Valente’s story [Read More...]

3 Novels I Enjoyed This Summer – Unwind, The Spear, Hero for the People

3 novels I loved reading this summer

Summer’s a great time to read novels and this summer, between June and August, I got in a double-digit number of them. Here are three that I especially enjoyed and haven’t already told you about (aside from the snapshots I give each week in my Book Talk posts). Unwind, by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster, [Read More...]

Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross

Walking with Mary

My introduction to Dr. Edward Sri’s writing was a few years ago, when he wrote a thoughtful, bite-sized book about the Mass. His latest book, Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross, caught my attention in part because I loved his writing so much in that earlier book. Walking with Mary is one [Read More...]


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