Katie Leone: The Transsexual and the Cross

What follows is a synopsis of a good book with some adjustments and corrections that I think might be appropriate. Here’s where you can buy it:

Before we begin, we need to define what we mean by a transsexual. Ms. Katie Leone (Katie from now on) defines transsexuals . . . → Read More: Katie Leone: The Transsexual and the Cross

How I Believe by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, How I Believe (New York: Harper & Row, 1969). Translated by Rene Hague. Written in Peking in 1934.

In this little book, the scientist and priest, Père Teilhard first describes the stages of his faith apart from the specificity of the Christian revelation, that is, the . . . → Read More: How I Believe by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Taoist Books Currently under Review

The following books—with a couple of exceptions—are about Taoism and express different points of view. The books that are not about Taoism (Louv’s Last Child in the Woods, Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade) express a related, compatible, or otherwise—with respect to understanding Taoism—helpful point of view. Some, if not most, of these books have . . . → Read More: Taoist Books Currently under Review

Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out, by Judy Zionts Fox and Mia Roldan

I highly recommend the book by Judy Zionts Fox and Mia Roldan, Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out(Far Hills, NJ: New Horizons Press, 2009), to all survivors of suicide (especially the suicide of a parent), those who live with them, those who want to understand and be supportive, and . . . → Read More: Voices of Strength, by Fox and Roldan. My Recommendation

The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple, by Richard Bauckham

This remarkable book by Richard Bauckham, The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John(Grand Rapids: Baker Academic [a division of Baker Publishing Group], 2007), is mostly concerned with establishing the identity of the author of the fourth gospel as an eyewitness of the events the gospel . . . → Read More: The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple, by Richard Bauckham

Voices of Strength by Fox and Roldan

I was browsing Barnes & Noble, as I am wont to do, and saw this book by Judy Zionts Fox and Mia Roldan, Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out(Far Hills, NJ: New Horizons Press, 2009), about survivors of parental suicide, and even before I perused it my eyes began . . . → Read More: Voices of Strength by Fox and Roldan

On Flowering, by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti. On Flowering. Introduction by Dr. Radhika Herzberger. KFA Bulletin #83. Ojai, CA: The Krishnamurti Foundation of America, 2009.

This is a lovely collection of excepts from Krishnamurti’s talks each having to do, directly or indirectly, with the theme of flowering. Allow everything in you to blossom, to show . . . → Read More: On Flowering, by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.New York: First Anchor Books Edition (Doubleday,) 1995.

I already had my father’s copy (well marked and worn) but I finally read it on the recommendation of a writer friend. What a good writer Anne is! I quite enjoyed it. It . . . → Read More: Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott