Archives for October 2011

Q&A: Monsters in America

As part of our roundtable conversation on Monsters in America, we invited our bloggers to ask whatever question they wanted of the author … such as: “Why Monsters? Why Now?” Scott Poole’s answer is, well, awesome. [Read more…]

Sublime Grace

All Is Grace is not a thick book in terms of the number of pages, but it is a heavyweight. Imagine a cross between The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Tuesdays with Morrie, and a transcript of the best and worst moments in the life of Johnny Cash (with a few slices of The Jersey Shore reality show thrown in) – and you’ll have a sense of the flavor of it.
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Unconditional, but Variable, Grace

In a world in which so many people, self-righteously separate the saved and unsaved, insiders and outsiders, patriotic and unpatriotic, Brennan Manning tosses out every dualism, proclaiming the simple truth, that wherever we are on life’s journey – whether we are seeking to follow the straight and narrow, or running as fast as we can from God through substance abuse or infidelity, we will eventually run into God’s arms, and they will save us even from ourselves. [Read more…]

Mark Yaconelli on Grace

I thank God for the ancient and holy ruin of a soul that Brennan has been entrusted to carry. Moreover, I thank God for grace, for the yearning for grace that is Brennan Manning. [Read more…]

Catholicism: Out of Beige and into Beauty

Fr. Barron’s style instructs without being pedantic. There is an underlying joy in what he shares in his new book “Catholicism,” and it is contagious. [Read more…]

Rendering Truth in Succinct Simplicity

I have started this book review so many times, I can’t even begin to count them. I write and write and write and yet I can’t seem to find the right words to adequately express my thoughts about Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism.” Put simply: Barron’s book may be one of the best things that I have ever read about our faith. [Read more…]

Social Media Salvation: Priests and Atheists Dialogue on YouTube

“When Fr. Robert Barron began uploading videos to YouTube, he thought it would be a great way to get his message out. But he didn’t know quite what to expect.” The second in our Social Media Salvation series…. [Read more…]