Archives for Jul 20, 2009 @ 12:20

Never Alone 4

So, in desultory style, I bought another of Epstein’s familiar essays (which he defines as a “line out for a walk”), and then before the summer was out I had read seven books of familiar essays and four books of literary criticism, and I was ready for any and all that he was writing or [Read More…]

Beginning with God 4

It all begins with God — what we think about God shapes what we think about ourselves and those around us and our world. It begins with God. What is our “narrative” of God? James Bryan Smith, in The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love With the God Jesus Knows (The Apprentice Series) is [Read More…]

Are you a Book Pack Rat?

Do you have trouble getting rid of books? Are they accumulating like our national debt? (Sorry for the political suggestiveness.) Now the real questions: How many do you really need? How many of those will you need in 5 or 10 years? What criteria do you use for keeping or ridding your library of books?  [Read More…]