The Lure of Saints
As Jon Sweeney reminds us, the Protestant aversion to the veneration of saints comes out of a good place. Idolatry was chief among the sins enumerated by Moses in the Decalogue and because of that became the prime focus of the early Reformers.
Gospel According to America
first glance, the latest volume in Westminster’s "Gospel
According to” series might seem like one more book in the
long progression of left wing/right wing nose bashing that publishers
have foisted on the public lately....
Searching for God Know What
Miller relates a story in his new book which illustrates an ever-present
danger to the Christian Church. During a seminar
with a group of Bible college students, he tells the class that
he is going to run through the key points of the Gospel, leaving
out an important aspect. ...
article on Dylan in the leftist-leaning Reader’s Companion
to American History declares that “if Dylan had died
in his 1966 motorcycle accident, he would have achieved mythic
Best American Spiritual Writing 2004
you ever noticed that the books you give to friends and family
at the holidays always seem to disappear, never heard
The Life of Pi
One of the most talked about novels of the past few years, The
Life of Pi, addresses itself to the demise of myth and meaning
in our culture. Actually, this mesmerizing tale forces us to
look myth and meaning square in the eye.
Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
his new book ... Orlando
Sentinel reporter, Mark Pinsky, provides an excellent overview
of the Disney Company since its inception and a synopsis of each
of its 30 screen features from 1935 – 2003. ...
Lord of the Rings
article in a trade journal announced that during the week of
March 1, 2004, sales were down at publisher Houghton
trade book division due mainly to lower Tolkien sales. ...
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
been almost a decade since Ted Koppel invited Morrie Schwartz,
a college professor from the Boston area, to be a guest on
his show, “Nightline.” ...
Enlightenment Hat by Hat: A Seeker’s Path to Religion
Along comes a slender book of Proverb-like meditations
mystery novelist Nevada Barr, ... In
the same strong, yet plainly spoken voice that gives
so much appeal to her Anna Pigeon mystery series, Barr
sets forth her personal philosophy – a philosophy
strikingly reminiscent of the biblical sages of old.