Sons of Gods: Interview with the Author

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Sharon Maas reached out to me to share this retelling of The Mahabharata that she has created. It is called Sons of Gods and is available at Amazon. Reviews praise this version as being a good way to get introduced to what can be a very complicated and confusing story! Ms. Maas also agreed to answer some questions about it for me. Here is her interview...  1) Tell us a little about your background. How did you discover The Mahabharata? What got you interested in Hindu history and … [Read more...]

Post Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Review

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I was sent this book, Post Traumatic Church Syndrome, as part of Patheos's book club. I actually requested it because I remember reading some of the blog that it was based on and loving the concept. The title is also fantastic. Really hits the lubricated nail on the head.The basic idea is that Reba grew up in a very religious Pentacostal family (a branch of Christianity) and when she lost her childhood faith it was very crushing. On her 29th birthday she gets the radical idea to try to heal … [Read more...]

Book Review: Saffron Cross

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I am delighted to have been given a review copy of Saffron Cross: the unlikely story of how a Christian Minister married a Hindu Monk.It's a memoir that I first heard about on Twitter and Patheos Book Club gave me the chance to review it. The book when it arrived was smaller than I expected, but it turned out to be densely packed with insight and spiritual growth. I thought I'd finish it in a day, but it took a week of solid reading! I found myself making notes and underlining … [Read more...]

Book Review: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein


I have a terrible tendency to get entirely derailed into negative thinking. I panic easily about the state of the world and the future and then I have trouble functioning. I'm usually pretty cheerful and optimistic, but these days there are doom and gloom stories pressing in on me from EVERYWHERE.I know I'm not alone in this problem!Enter┬áThe More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible┬áby Charles EisensteinIt is a breath of fresh air in a world of panic. I just wish I could a … [Read more...]

Book Review: Resurrection Year


Each month Patheos offers its bloggers books that they can read for free and review. Even though most of them are Christian, including this one, I requested it because it is about a struggle with infertility. As Brad and I are about to embark on the journey towards potential parenthood, this book seemed very relevant for us.There's no reason to think that we will have trouble conceiving, but it's always a possibility and so I thought it would be good to learn about how this real life couple … [Read more...]