Time to Learn from a Blues People by Alex Mikulich

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Lament is not only a critical feature of the blues, it is also central to Catholic faith—we sing during Eucharist that we too, with God, “hear the cry of the poor.”

Passionate about the Wilderness: Edward Abbey and the American Tradition by Leonard Engel

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In a time when we are losing the contemplative dimension of the wilderness experience, this 20th-century desert father speaks to us anew.

Hitting Bottom by Paul Nyklicek

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We have a number of injuries that desperately still need healing: a history of racism, a patriarchy that still regards women as second-class citizens, a culture of hyper-individualism, and a destruction of nature in the name of civilization.