Shadows & Dust, Vol. IV, Issue 10

School’s back in session and so am I, reading up a storm, while also falling asleep to Susan Howatch’s Glamorous Powers in the evenings. Doesn’t get any better than that!

If you’re looking for a stimulating read, check out these titles:

  • Diary of a City Priest by John P. McNamee — An honest memoir from a priest who worked for more than 25 years in a poor Philadelphia parish. Check out the 2001 movie based on the book, as well!
  • What Would I Believe if I Didn’t Believe Anything? A Handbook for Spiritual Orphans, A Spiritual Compass to Point You Home by Kent Ira Groff — It’s one thing to have doubts, and auite another to learn to embrace them and allow them to lead you back to God.
  • Anatheism: Returning to God After God by Richard Kearney — I LOVE Richard Kearney! He’s not only one of the foremost continental philosophers in the world, he’s also really down-to-earth and shares my interest in the intersections of faith and the postmodern world.
  • Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission by Christopher L. Heuertz & Christine D. Pohl — Wait, “ministry” in Christ’s name is mean to be a two-way thing, not a one-way relationship of giver and receiver? Yep, according to these coauthors, we’ve forgotten a key ingredient in our efforts to “reach” the world with the gospel — namely, friendship.
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