A Review of A New Earth

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle My rating: 3 of 5 stars Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth is an interesting New Age spiritual enlightenment book marrying eastern and western religious traditions and beliefs and focusing on a couple of core areas: the ego and pain. Tolle spends the first half …

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A Review of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith by Marcus J. Borg My rating: 1 of 5 stars For a long time now, I’ve heard that Marcus Borg is THE intellectual theologian of liberal Christians and as a result, I’ve been wanting to read some of his …

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A Review of The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Untethered Soul is a unique book and it obviously means a lot to a whole lot of people because I've never seen a book with a higher rating on Goodreads than this one. Yet I had some …

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Church Vestry

Last month, I was elected to my church's vestry for 2014. I was installed at the beginning of the month. There are nine of us on the vestry and we work closely with the rector on behalf of the church. Among other things, we oversee the budget and finances of the church, the church grounds, …

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A Review of Paul: The Mind of the Apostle

Paul: The Mind of the Apostle by A.N. Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I FINALLY finished this book! It took me forever because it's fairly dry and the content doesn't interest me as much as that in some other books. Still, this was a fairly interesting book to read. The author is apparently …

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A Review of Second Guessing God

Second Guessing God: Hanging on When You Can't See His Plan by Brian W. Jones My rating: 2 of 5 stars When I picked this book up, I had high hopes for it. After all, according to the title it's about hanging on when you don't see God's plan, and that's always been an issue …

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A Review of Jesus Was a Liberal

Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity for All by Scotty McLennan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is interesting. Scotty McLennan doesn't actually argue very vehemently that the historical Jesus was truly a liberal, but that a liberal political and spiritual ideology can be compatible with Christianity. So, that being said, the title’s …

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