Must-read poetry: Caduceus

Caduceus

Today, I welcome a special guest contributor to Looking Closer: Anne M. Doe Overstreet, who is one of my favorite poets, a sharp-eyed editor, and a skilled gardener. And these are only a few of the reasons I married her. Anyway, she brings us a review today of a new book of poetry that has been dazzling her imagination of late. So, Anne... take it away! … [Read more...]

The Browser, 5/9: Evangelical Manifesto; Koehler on Cannes; Dude still abides!; Neil Young hates mp3s; book reviews; Marion Ravenwood

The Evangelical Manifesto On the remote chance that you may not already have read it, I should post the news that An Evangelical Manifesto was published and presented earlier this week, on May 7. The Steering Committee for the document includes... Timothy George Dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University Os Guinness Author/Social Critic John Huffman Pastor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA Chair, Christianity Today International Rich Mouw President, … [Read more...]

Marilynne Robinson reviews Annie Dillard’s latest

Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead and Housekeeping, reviews The Maytrees: Annie Dillard's books are like comets, like celestial events that remind us that the reality we inhabit is itself a celestial event, the business of eons and galaxies, however persistently we mistake its local manifestations for mere dust, mere sea, mere self, mere thought. The beauty and obsession of her work are always the integration of being, at the grandest scales of our knowledge of it, with the intimate and … [Read more...]

Christianity Today Book Awards 2005

The Christianity Today Book Awards 2005 heap even more praise upon Marilynne Robinson's Gilead. And they also honor Unveiling, a novel by a new friend of mine, Suzanne Wolfe, who I met at the recent Over the Rhine concert at Seattle's Tractor Tavern. Congratulations, Suzanne! … [Read more...]


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