Does God Care What Size Jeans I Wear?

Review of Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul by Gary ThomasIt comes as no surprise to anyone, ever, that Americans as a whole have what Tommy Boy would call ‘a little bit of a weight problem.’ We are, by and large, fatty-fat-fat-fats. And those of us who don’t tip the scales at ridiculously high numbers, well, if we’re honest, we still probably don’t have a 100% holy and righteous relationship with food. Whether we’re obsessed with shaving off every possible c … [Read more...]

Finding Your Soul-Mate

Review of The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?, by Gary ThomasBy ALEXIS NEALI’ve read a lot of marriage books. Not all of them, mind you, or even most of them. But as someone who tends to believe that there is no obstacle you can’t study your way over and no problem you can’t think your way out of, I have devoured marriage books like a chubby kid eats cookies the day before fat camp. The results of this literary quest have been middlin’ at best. There have bee … [Read more...]