Category Archives: book review

Be still and know: meditation on a breathing meditation

After each breath is complete, there is a pause, in which nothing at all happens. In that pause, there is stillness, silence, a full and sufficient absence. Continue reading

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Book Review: We Pray With Her

“A gifted resource as varied as 70 women can be, while holding the thread in which women find themselves over and again, of sometimes grumpy, sometimes celebratory, oft-times put-upon, regularly resisting and persisting sisterhood.” Continue reading

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Book Review: One Breath at a Time, by J. Dana Trent

Dana Trent is a genuine fellow traveler … This is meditation for real life. Continue reading

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Outside the lines, by Mihee Kim-Kort

I can only imagine the joy and freedom of reading this book if one has never been invited to experiment with the theme and variations of divine love. It could be life-changing. Continue reading

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Book review: Denial is my spiritual practice, Hackenberg & Spong

I recommend that you acquire a copy, and keep it close for those moments when, for the sake of faith or sanity, you need to find yourself reflected in the mirror of another soul that has wrestled with life and with God. Continue reading

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Book Review: Raising White Kids, by Jennifer Harvey

Harvey has plenty of useful things to say to parents and others wondering how to shift their conversation around race from optimistic color-blindness to realistic anti-racism. Continue reading

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Book Review: For Sabbath’s Sake

“Should this be your first go of sabbath, don’t write that you want to observe a strict twenty-four hours in a mountain cave while doing a headstand atop hot coals.”
Good advice abounds in this new book by J. Dana Trent, as does good humour. Continue reading

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