Category Archives: Religion/Spirituality

Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, by Susan Katz Miller (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) You finally meet “the one,” that person you love more than anyone else you’ve ever met. You finish each other’s sentences, love the same food, … Continue reading

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The Trial, by Reverend Rickey McDonald (2011)

(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Whenever I read certain books about spirituality and religion, and the book speaks to God doing something like sitting in judgment—say over Sodom and Gommorah—I always … Continue reading

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The Monk and the Skeptic, by Frank Browning (2013)

Sex, Sin, and Salvation (nb: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) “The Monk and the Skeptic” is a collection of dialogues between the author—the skeptic—and a Dominican monk named Brother Peter. The two meet … Continue reading

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Why We Believe in God(s), by J. Anderson Thomson, Jr, MD, with Clare Aukofer

(nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via Edelweiss) This book’s thesis can be summed up as follows: God and religion are all in our heads. Dr. Andy Thomson has been at the forefront of brain research, and … Continue reading

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The Adversary, by Mark I. Bubeck (2013)

Preparing for War Unlike Any Other War (nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) “The Adversary” would be a great name for a YA-Paranormal book. This book is most definitely NOT a YA-Paranormal … Continue reading

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan (2013)

A History Unlike Any Other I can’t think of a book whose text I’ve highlighted more than Reza Aslan’s fascinating new biography, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” There are so many incredible points I’d never thought … Continue reading

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Playing With Purpose: Mariano Rivera: The Closer Who Got Saved, by Jesse Florea & Mike Yorkey (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) The last baseball book I read before this one was “The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood”, which recounted the misbehavior and redemption of Yankee … Continue reading

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