It’s hard to really describe the value of a good book. A good book isn’t just one that is engaging and well-written. A good book isn’t merely something you enjoy reading. A really good good book reads you. For me, Andrew Krivak’s A Long Retreat was a really good book. (And, what’s crazy is that I picked it up […]Read more "A Long Retreat – Andrew Krivak"
Read this book. Read it before you see it on the big screen! I have been thinking about this book in a myriad of ways since finishing it a few nights ago (and I started only a few days before that). I couldn’t put this book down. The narrative is superbly written. The well written […]Read more "“Silence” by Shusaku Endo"
If you are a Protestant, but sometimes wonder if Protestantism is missing something, here is a thought-provoking read. I’ve been Protestant my whole life, yet recently there’s been a search for something that Protestantism hasn’t supplied. I wondered whether it was me. However, Gallatin, a former-Protestant-covert-to-Orthodoxy, uses his own personal journey as a means of […]Read more "Thirsting For God: Matthew Gallatin"
My brother-in-law gave me a book about two weeks ago by Brant Pitre on the Eucharist and it’s Jewish Roots. Without a doubt this is one of the best books I’ve read this year, maybe the past couple of years. This book was devoured in a matter of days. It caused me to rush back […]Read more "Brant Pitre on the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist"
I just finished this book a few days ago, and highly recommend it. Merton, who is an incredibly skilled writer, gives a brief introduction to the desert ascetic fathers that is quite insightful. Merton offers clear reasoning why these individuals fled society to pursue holiness alone. I’d say in a world as loud and distracting […]Read more "Wisdom of the Desert – Thomas Merton"
James Smith’s You Are What You Love is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Period. I’ve read Smith before and found his thought process quite technical while being wonderfully readable. He has a gift of simplifying the complex, putting shoes on those theoretical feet. In this excellent book, he challenges the post-Enlightenment notion that […]Read more "You Are What You Love – James K.A. Smith"