Review: New Wineskins: Eucharist in Today’s Context

New Wineskins: Eucharist in Today's Context by Frank O'Loughlin My rating: 4 of 5 stars From the back cover:"Different times and different cultures have influenced the ways in which the Eucharist has been celebrated and understood; and the action received from the Lord to be done in his memory has shown different aspects of its … Continue reading Review: New Wineskins: Eucharist in Today’s Context

Review: Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality

Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirtuality by J. Philip NewellMy rating: 3 of 5 starsFrom the blurb on the back cover:"Listening for the Heartbeat of God presents a spirituality for today, modeled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality through the centuries. Here is an emphasis on the essential goodness of creation … Continue reading Review: Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality

Review: Cave, Refectory, Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living

Cave, Refectory, Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living by Ian Adams My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although a short 100 pages, this book has much to offer those seeking to authentically live out their baptismal call to life, mission and ministry. Drawing on the example and models of monastic life and applying them to … Continue reading Review: Cave, Refectory, Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living

Review: St Aidan’s Way of Mission: Celtic Insights for a Post-Christian World

St Aidan's Way of Mission: Celtic insights for a post-Christian world by Ray Simpson My rating: 4 of 5 stars There's much to think about to be found in this little volume, at least for me.Examining the story of St Aidan of Lindisfarne, and his mission and ministry among the inhabitants nearby, an alternative way … Continue reading Review: St Aidan’s Way of Mission: Celtic Insights for a Post-Christian World

Review: The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving toward Global Catholicity

The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving toward Global Catholicity by Massimo Faggioli My rating: 4 of 5 stars A masterful foray into the unique and challenging nature of the pontificate of Pope Francis, this book by historian and theologian Massimo Faggioli helps to explain - or more accurately, helps to provide insight into - … Continue reading Review: The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving toward Global Catholicity