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

Review: Finding Grace at the Center: The Beginning of Centering Prayer

Finding Grace at the Center: The Beginning of Centering Prayer by M. Basil Pennington My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third edition of this little volume of essays that focus on the practice and history of the 'Centering Prayer' that sprang to life in the late 1970s among various monastic and religious … Continue reading Review: Finding Grace at the Center: The Beginning of Centering Prayer

Review: Divine Blessing: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA

Divine Blessing: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA by Timothy P. O'Malley My rating: 4 of 5 stars As someone with a keen interest both in liturgy generally, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in particular, the contents of this book were both interesting and encouraging.At the heart of the thesis in O'Malley's … Continue reading Review: Divine Blessing: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA

Review: Jesus Wasn’t Killed by the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent

Jesus Wasn't Killed by the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent by Jon M. Sweeney My rating: 4 of 5 stars Prompted by yet another shooting in a Jewish synagogue, this series of short yet thoughtful essays are something that every Christian should read. This is especially true for any Catholic who wishes to remain … Continue reading Review: Jesus Wasn’t Killed by the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent

Review: The Outsider: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the Catholic Church

The Outsider: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the Catholic Church by Christopher Lamb My rating: 5 of 5 stars In reading The Outsider by Christopher Lamb, I was constantly reminded of a well-known phrase from any number of police procedural television shows: "Follow the money!" And at the risk of being declared 'woke', … Continue reading Review: The Outsider: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the Catholic Church