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Book Reviews – Coming Up

Here is a summary of all book reviews coming up in the coming months
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Practicing Peace: Theology, Contemplation, and Action’ by Michael Wood, reviewed by Sarah Bachelard

Coming up in October

This book is about the practice of peace in daily life. We talk about the importance of peace but often struggle to embody it. We may ask: “How can we live with greater integrity? How can we positively change the world without diminishing others or ourselves?” Michael Wood suggests that practicing peace is not something that we do by heroic effort. By pure grace, Christ breaks through to us when we least see it. The book takes you on a journey where theology, contemplation, and action are interwoven  in intensely practical ways.

‘Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi', by Amy-Jill Levine, reviewed by Stefan Reynolds

Coming up in November

In Short Stories by JesusAmy-Jill Levine offers a fresh and timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals how the parables are connected to first-century agricultural and economic life, social customs and morality, Roman culture and Jewish scriptures

‘Ending and Unending’ by Margrit Dahm, reviewed by Andrew McAllister

Coming up in December

This collection of poems touches on topics of life, love, sadness, joy, oneness. Margrit Dahm’s simple, easy lines surprise us even as they uncover timeless truths often lost in layers of cluttered vision. To read these poems is to grow in our sense of wonder and trust in the transformative power of meditation. Both Margrit’s earlier work, Transforming the Moment, and Ending and Unending are collections of poems inspired by her discovery and practice of meditation.  

 

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