Category: Reviews

The Other Side of the Wardrobe
by Kathryn Sadakierski

A new book of essays helps readers recover the spiritual import of C. S. Lewis's beloved fiction series.
November 18, 2022/by tac

The Practice of Presence by Julie A. Ferraro

Joan Chittister's "The Monastic Heart" prompts readers to take a hard look at what gets their attention, in order to reorient their souls to what matters most.
October 25, 2022/by tac

The Lyric Forest by Frank Freeman

Herman Hesse invested the forms of trees with an almost religious presence, evident in this new book of paintings and writings.
October 18, 2022/by tac

Museum Hours by Kathryn Sadakierski

A new book invites the reader to contemplate the imaginative and spiritual qualities of art throughout the ages.
September 22, 2022/by tac

From Seed-Time to Maturity
by Michael Centore

Melody S. Gee's poetry of conversion.
September 9, 2022/by tac

Energy, Joy, and Solidarity:
Carolyn Whitney-Brown on Henri Nouwen’s Experience of the Trapeze

An excerpt from a new book on a lesser-known period of Henri Nouwen's life, along with video interview with the author.
September 6, 2022/by tac

Simplifying the Sources by Julie A. Ferraro

Though it contains many valuable insights, a new book on lectio divina may have benefited from a simpler approach.
August 31, 2022/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Kathryn Sadakierski on David Craig

We conclude our Summer Reading Series with a collection of poems that "deftly balances the tension between being and becoming, the state of striving to forge new paths while seeking to appreciate the current moment."
July 15, 2022/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Frank Freeman on Richard Rodriguez

In the fourth installment of our Summer Reading Series, Frank Freeman considers a landmark essay collection by the Mexican-American writer Richard Rodriguez.
July 14, 2022/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Julie A. Ferraro on Michael Patrick O’Brien

Day 3 of our Summer Reading Series takes a look at a memoir about growing up among a Trappist community in Utah.
July 13, 2022/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Patrick Henry on the Work of Eva Fleischner

Our Summer Reading Series continues with Patrick Henry's review of a collection of essays from a scholar of the Shoah and pioneer of modern Jewish-Christian dialogue.
July 12, 2022/by tac

She’s the Inspiration by Kathryn Sadakierski

A new book of Marian meditations is meant to inspire creativity and deepen one's prayer life.
June 17, 2022/by tac

Compassion and Connection by Chris Byrd

A new documentary follows Fr. James Martin as he initiates connections between the church and the LGBTQ community.
June 13, 2022/by tac

Art, Rebellion, Humility, and Friendship by Frank Freeman

A new biography of Albert Camus shows the writer as a prophet and a humanist.
May 27, 2022/by tac

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