Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? (John Fea, 2011) BY: Denis Haack A carefully researched book by a professional historian, the book is accessible to lay readers who are interested in finding a truthful answer to the question in the title.
The Exact Place: A Memoir (Margie Haack, 2012) BY: Wesley Hill It would have been easy in a book like this to tell folksy, nostalgic stories of rural life and never bother to mention the ways in which, as the Argentinian proverb has it, “a small town is a vast hell.”
I Want to Show You More: Stories (Jamie Quatro, 2013) BY: Denis Haack The stories Quatro tells are unsettling in the same way that reality and Scripture are unsettling. Life is always lived in the face of death when mortality and persistent appetites for things we do not and should not have keep a tight grip on the most carefully hidden recesses of our soul.
Unapologetic: Why Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense (Francis Spufford, 2013) BY: Cal Boroughs "Don’t be surprised by any human cruelty. But don’t be afraid. Far more can be mended than you know."
The Lifespan of a Fact (John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, 2012) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through.
“When He Returns” on Slow Train Coming (Bob Dylan, 1979)
The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism Revisited or Pride Goeth Before a Fall BY: H. David Baer If the heart of the people is fat, no government of the people, by the people, and for the people can hope long to prosper.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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