Ragan Sutterfield – This is my Body [Patheos Book Club]

This Is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith By Ragan Sutterfield Hardback: Convergent Books, 2015.One of the main themes of Slow Church is recognizing the fragmentation that we live within in the twenty-first century. One such type of fragmentation the the divide between the body and the spirit (or between the physical and the spiritual).  Beyond recognizing divides such as these, we also need to structure our lives in ways that doesn't not further propagate the fragmentation and even start to bring the divided spheres … [Read more...]

Judith Valente – ATCHISON BLUE – Review (Patheos Book Club)

[ This post is part of the Patheos Book Club discussion of Atchison Blue ]A Guest Review of Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith Judith ValenteBy my friend, Heidi HaverkampPaperback: Ave Maria Press, 2013 Buy now:  [ Amazon  ]  [ Kindle ]This review originally appeared on The Englewood Review of Books website... Conversatio: The Work of Everyday LifeThe stained-glass windows of the Mount Saint Scholastica Monastery chapel are a striking grey-blue. They were made in the mid-20th century by a German immigrant and artist who in … [Read more...]