Category Archives: Books

The making of man

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah My rating: 5 of 5 stars An incredible book about an exceptional young man who overcame tremendous adversity to become a comedian without peer. This is a powerful … Continue reading

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Someone who loves you forever

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie by Carly Simon My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a great memoir and one that was an easy read especially in the dark days of this pandemic and our nation … Continue reading

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Never underestimate Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi by Molly Ball My rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting book and one I’m glad I read. It gave me insights about Nancy Pelosi that I would never have known. She’s an incredible person. You have to admire her … Continue reading

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The Life of Jesus Reimagined

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd My rating: 5 of 5 stars A remarkable book of historical fiction. I always enjoy Sue Monk Kidd’s work and this was true to form another great read. This will drive some … Continue reading

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Hope for today

I just finished reading Ilia Delio’s book which I reviewed previously and there are a treasure trove of ideas and quotes in the book but one that stood out for me is the following. “On the whole, I find that … Continue reading

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Ilia Delio’s powerful vision of creation for the 21st century

Birth of a Dancing Star: My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian by Ilia Delio My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read a number of Ilia Delio’s books and this is great. It’s more from the heart than … Continue reading

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Bearing hard things well

Reading Joan Chittister the last few days has been a tonic for my weary soul. She never disappoints and this book is exactly what I needed to read now. I’ve been feeling sorry for myself and I never wear it … Continue reading

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