Man Enough- Book Review

I hate books for men. I never relate to them. They show me a version of masculinity (often called ‘biblical’) that is far removed from the reality of my life. I feel like men’s ministry’s in churches do this too. They focus on some cultural ideals of masculinity (often pitted against the feminine) and make […]

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Coming Clean- a Sort of Book Review

It’s not about booze. This book isn’t about an addict’s journey to get well. It’s not about a drunk getting dry. It’s not about alcohol at all. At best, gin, wine, and their kin become background players in this drama. This is a book about pain. This is a book about hurt. This is a […]

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Tables In The Wilderness- A Book Review

I thought this was going to be a book about a Baptist becoming Episcopalian. I thought it was going to be about smells and bells, about liturgy. I thought it was going to be the story of someone who is so entrenched, so comfortable, in their Baptist roots that they would never dream of becoming […]

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CMYK: A Book Review… I think

I don’t know how to review this book. The words on these pages poke at the wounded places in my life, the places I try to keep hidden, keep under control. These words dare me to believe in the dreams I had when I was young and idealistic, before church culture sucked the marrow from […]

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Book Report: Harry Potter and Imagination

Travis Prinzi has written a book that has made me fall in love with fairy tales again. I can remember reading Tolkien, Lewis, L’Engle when I was younger and longing to be in one of those stories. Those kind of tales made things different. The Characters and their world were altered and changed because of […]

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