On Dying Well: A Q&A with Author Janet Wehr


“Perhaps the best gift of all that has come to me in my hospice work is that I have no fear of dying myself, and I have had numerous opportunities in my life to test this. My fervent hope for this book is that, by reading it, others may find a greater level of comfort in [Read More...]

Where Jesus Prayed: A Q&A with Danielle Shroyer


“I wanted people to see this book as a way of imagining the Lord’s Prayer as a pilgrimaging practice that you could do anytime, not just in the Holy Land.” — Danielle Shroyer, author, Where Jesus Prayed Author and pastor Danielle Shroyer didn’t intend to write a book about her first trip to the Holy [Read More...]

At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ: 15 Years Later

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[Editor's Note: As part of this month's Book Club on the memoir Stripped: At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ, author Heather King offers a new reflection, 15 years after her diagnosis.] Fifteen years after the events described in my book Stripped, I’m fifteen years closer—I could be a lot closer than that!—to my own death. And [Read More...]

Encountering Jesus: Real Stories from Real People


Book Review Encountering Jesus: Modern-Day Stories of His Supernatural Presence and Power Compiled by James Stuart Bell It’s hard to stay cool while speaking to a hot question. And when the question has religious overtones or is religious to the core, the hot gets hotter. Gay marriage, new Calvinism, race – pick one. How’s this? [Read More...]

Daddy God: A Review of Abba’s Heart


by Wendi Matusic If you, like me, can’t see the word “Abba” without thinking “Dancing Queen” or “Mama Mia,” you’ll likely have a few 1970′s flash backs from the title of Neal Lozano’s book Abba’s Heart. But in a convoluted way, I think that relates to what the author wants us to know – the true [Read More...]

Moving Toward Divinization: A Review of ‘Broken Gods’

By Wendi Matusic Broken Gods, a new book by Gregory Popcak, an internationally recognized expert in Catholic pastoral counseling, begins by posing the potentially uncomfortable “what if” scenario: what if you woke up as a god? No, not THE God, but “a being who is perfect, whole, healed, and, yes, even immortal.” Some might find that offensive or [Read More...]

Dissecting Patriachy and Biblical Manhood: A Review of ‘Maelstrom’


To appreciate quality, we must slow down. In fact, quality insists that we slow down. Anyone can snarf down a bag of White Castles; they seem designed to be eaten quickly. But we cannot just wolf down marinated chicken kabobs with rice and tabbouleh, hummus on the side and a square of baklava to finish. [Read More...]