Archives for October 2013

On Faith and Doubt: A Q&A with Author Kyle Cupp

I could hardly contain my tears while reading Kyle Cupp’s new book, Living by Faith, Dwelling in Doubt. His story of the pain of a broken childhood and the loss of a newborn daughter in early fatherhood was shared with so much tenderness, honesty, and aching love, it was almost too much to bear. But [Read More…]

A Q&A with N. T. Wright, author of Paul and the Faithfulness of God

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re reading renowned New Testament scholar N. T. Wright’s “magnum opus,” Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Wright answered some questions for us about his passion for Paul, and the scope and hope of this epic project. It is truly not an exaggeration to say Paul and the Faithfulness of [Read More…]

Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads

By Tim Muldoon Review of Chris Lowney’s Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads About a decade ago, I wrote a book on Ignatian spirituality—that is, the tradition of prayer and spiritual exercise rooted in the writings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order.  It was early in the [Read More…]

A Field Guide for Marriage: A Review of “Just Married”

By Tim Muldoon Review of Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, by Greg and Lisa Popcak There is almost nothing in contemporary popular culture that is good for marriage. On the contrary, there are many significant obstacles or hurdles that a couple must learn to [Read More…]

Speaking the Truth for Love: Reflections on “The Dave Test”

I welcomed Fred Schmidt’s new book, The Dave Test, into my library, but more importantly into my inner heart, because I found it to be a book that spoke the truth about life and death, even the small lives and deaths in between our birth date and date of death. Schmidt writes out of deep [Read More…]

Good Power: A Book Review of Andy Crouch’s “Playing God”

Andy Crouch has a lot to say and brings good street “cred” in saying it. He recently became executive editor at Christianity Today. He’s a senior fellow at the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. He’s on the governing board at both Fuller Theological Seminary and the John Templeton Foundation. He authored Culture Making: Recovering Our [Read More…]

The Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: A Q&A with Author Lori Deschene

A new book from founder Lori Deschene, The Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself, shares 40 unique perspectives and insights on topics related to loving yourself, such as realizing you’re not broken, accepting your flaws, releasing the need for approval, forgiving yourself, letting go of comparisons, and learning to be authentic. Featuring real stories selected from [Read More…]