If you’re not familiar with Pete Holmes, he is a standup comedian who had a brief run as a late night talk show host and an HBO series called Crashing that was loosely (or not so loosely b
“Professor Sands musters abundant historical evidence to make her principal points, particularly in laying out the enduring tension between foundation and separation paradigms.”
“Awaken is a gem for students and practitioners of art, meditation, Buddhism, and/or Asian culture.”
“Williamson’s message and campaign seem merely aspirational.”
“Tisby, an African American Christian, outlines a devastating bill of particulars in this comprehensive, unrelenting indictment, which he hopes will spur positive change.”
Norman Fischer is a Zen poet and teacher, translator, and former co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center and presently director of the Everyday Zen Foundation.
“This journal is my life, my companion and my confidant. Without it, I would be lost. In it, I pour out all my heart’s feelings, until I feel somewhat relieved.
“The techniques, key steps, and commentary that Wolf provides in each chapter as he blends music and meditation together will prove beneficial to the reader who wants to cross these bridges
“even readers already somewhat familiar with Sulak’s extraordinary life will find many things here to engage and surprise.”
“While Pasulka’s theory joining religion, technology, and UFOs should not be discounted, it is at times a difficult read, and may put off the reader who is not totally convinced.”
“What remains not unsaid but unresolved is the team’s final question: Is religion potentially, latently, or equally dangerous?”
“The open-minded reader will definitely find Darwin Devolves to be an enlightening and informative look at a very controversial issue.”
“Marc Weitzmann has given us a blueprint of dangerous religious hatred that harkens to the Holocaust, with a promise of terror yet to come.”
“If Merton is to remain a living voice, it is from such honest and steadfast devotion as Mary Gordon’s On Thomas Merton.”
For the Hindus, Ganga is a river and a goddess indivisible from each other. All the great rivers in the world are revered but no river has been mythologized more than Ganga.”
"Fredriksen tells this critical history be contrasting the meanings in the sources, particularly in the New Testament, through the story of the money changers, the resurrection, and the End
“to read Seven Types of Atheism is to wrestle with what it means to be alive.”
“Out of Many Faiths is an important read for anyone hoping to understand factors causing the increased discrimination non-white groups and minorit
“this informative, well-written, and highly controversial book will be enlightening for readers unfamiliar with the long history of war between these two faiths. . . .”
"Weisman here gives a solid outline of the history of Jewish divisiveness that anyone can follow, an important beginning to understanding the truth over myth about Judaism in American histo
John S. Dixon seems the perfect person to write The Christian Year in Painting as an art historian, professor, and the arts correspondent for a Catholic newspaper.
“A Prophet with Honor is an in-depth, honest, and absorbing story of the life of Billy Graham.”
In Making the Arab World, Professor Fawaz Gerges, a Christian Lebanese author, examines the clash between Arab nationalists and Arab Islamists.
This present pope—Francis—is probably the most powerful man in the world.
“Do I know too much, or too little?” he asks. Very much an anti-reductionist, when he sees a flock of birds floating on air, he doesn’t think numbers or gravity.