Letters from a Skeptic by Gregory A. Boyd My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was incredibly helpful to me during my faith deconstruction, long before I even had the language to call it that. What struck me the most about it was its compassion. Boyd has this rigor in his delivery somehow without […]
Life After God by Douglas Coupland My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have an embarrassing number of highlights, underlines, and margin notes in this book. I’m a picky person with picky tastes, and yet this is one of those few books that just resonated with me deeply. It’s format is unique, which I think […]
I owe my reading life to Mom. I remember her reading to my sister and me throughout our childhood. I think there’s power in the spoken word for a young child; my imagination was exercised regularly very early on. And now I see how that cycle is repeating, as I read books to Iris at […]
My bro-in-law (he pronounces it “bra”, as per young and colloquially hip) recommended I read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. I finally picked up the novel a few weeks ago was glad I did. It was beautiful in its desolation.
After season three of Lost ended last year, Jeff (Doc) Jensen said I should do my Lost homework over the summer by reading Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. Boy, was he right!
It’s hard to understand the self-destructive impulse in some people. Take for instance, Chris McCandless.
Interesting history of a wartime quote…
A very good friend from college sent me a wonderful house (apartment) warming gift:
Guest reader Sarah’s comment on my blog post about movies referenced in Christian books got me to thinking.