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

Review: The Many Paths of the Independent Sacramental Movement

The Many Paths of the Independent Sacramental Movement by John P. Plummer My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting survey into the life of the "Independent Sacramental Movement", a phenomenon probably more present in the American religious landscape than the Australian, but one which is interesting to explore. This book, essentially the doctoral dissertation … Continue reading Review: The Many Paths of the Independent Sacramental Movement

Review: A Daring Promise: A Spirituality of Christian Marriage

A Daring Promise: A Spirituality of Christian Marriage by Richard R. Gaillardetz My rating: 4 of 5 stars One of the great benefits of this book is that it fills an obvious gap in the broader field of Christian spirituality, particularly the particularly Catholic version of that broader field.I have read many a book on … Continue reading Review: A Daring Promise: A Spirituality of Christian Marriage