A few weeks ago I picked up Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise while my daughter was having ballet class. when spring break arrived, I consumed this book. I cannot say the book was a “delight” to read due to the reality it unconcern regarding the complicity of the Christian church in America and racism […]Read more "The Color of Compromise – Jemar Tisby"
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"