“For Christians wanting to understand the first followers of their faith, or the skeptic wanting to understand how this faith was formed, this book is a good place to start
“a compelling read, well researched, and interesting.”
Marriage is impossible.
“a well-written, family memoir that tackles broad questions of identity . . .”
“Rather than theological bickering or ‘irrelevant moral imperatives,’ Wathey reminds us of our humanism and our hubris.”
This book comes just after the celebrated U.S. visit of Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina), the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
“Whether you are a believer, an agnostic, or an atheist, this book is about you.”
“This book may not change hearts or minds, but it will provoke thought and discussion—and that is a contribution.”
This big biography of Philip Whalen (1923–2003) brings the man, his vision, and his writings up close.
“There is still something I have not said: but what it is I don’t know, and maybe I have to say it by not saying.”
“not a book for the faint-hearted but demands to be read by both ‘westerners’ and Muslims alike.”
“This is not to say that the book lacks purpose, but that perhaps it takes on too much in the vastness of its overview.”
When the state of Indiana recently passed the Orwellian-sounding Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, little did the lawmakers and Governor Mike Pence expect a swift blowback.
“What Dubler has produced in his weeklong observance of activities is a rare combination of prison anthropology, deep journalism, history of religiosity in the United States, and a personal
“When asked why his story was important, Schaefer said, ‘Even people who are conservative were saying, ‘If he hadn’t done this for his son, I would not only think of him as a bad father, bu
“The thrust of the book is to develop the idea that a somewhat obscure first century Jewish prophet (Jesus Christ) somehow developed a following that led to Him being declared the divine So
“Why Science Does Not Disprove God is an interesting attempt at a form of religious apologetics, even though it does not always succeed in providing a solid defense of faith.
“Culture and the Death of God provides a unique perspective on the development of Western thought, exploring both the alternatives developed to replace traditional religion and the
“In this book religion is actually the MacGuffin, the object in a suspense story that sets up the plot and keeps the chain of events in motion . .
“In Goddesses Campbell attempts to restore the feminine to its rightful place in world mythology.”
“. . . informative and entertaining, filled with grisly anecdotes and case histories, religious, social, and medical interpretations . . .”
“Alan Jacobs offers a handy introduction to the cultural and social effects . . . of this book . . .”
“. . . a readable and important book.”
Do you live in America and therefore think you live in a secular society separating church and state?
“His book confronts the complacencies of observance . . . Mr. Rodwan champions choice.”
Artists and authors always walk a fine line when the subject of religion enters the room. There are many that truly wish to have a dialogue about faith, but how to begin the conversation?