Posts tagged with ‘Reviews’

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Some New Books to Explore

by Carl McColman

If this were an ideal world and I had all the time in the universe to do everything I would like, I’d be reading all sorts of books — and writing lengthy reviews of many of them on this blog. But, alas, ours is not an ideal world, and so like everyone else I have […]

Falling Upward

by Carl McColman

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life By Richard Rohr San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011 Richard Rohr’s newest book unpacks a simple, and yet profoundly important, idea: that the goals and purpose of the spiritual life evolve over the lifespan; in other words, what is important and necessary in the first half of […]

Byron Borger reviews my Dawn Treader Book

by Carl McColman

The first review of The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader (or, at least, the first review to come to my attention) is in! It’s by Byron Borger and was written for the blog of the Hearts & Minds Bookstore in Dallastown, PA. It’s part of a long post he wrote called: C. S. […]

Into the Silent Land

by Carl McColman

Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation By Martin Laird Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006 Review by Carl McColman Here is one of the loveliest, most poetic, and most useful books on the practice of mature Christian prayer that I have ever read. First of all, what this book is […]

Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography

by Carl McColman

Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography By Amy Frykholm Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2010 Review by Carl McColman Stories are important. Spirituality is a field that can easily get lost in the most arcane types of discourse: philosophy, theology, psychology, scholarly prose. Such writing, no matter how well done, always seems to have a quality […]