The Case For GOD by Karen Armstrong

When you select Karen Armstrong’s book, The Case for GOD, from the bookshelf, you might think it will render a definitive opinion about God, most likely positive since it is “for GOD,” and, most important, it will make you feel better because you might assume in the end that Karen Armstrong is going to tell […]

We are Abundance; Not Scarcity: Run with the Horses by Eugene H. Peterson

“I’m making you as impregnable as a castle, Immovable as a steel post, solid as a concrete block wall.” Jeremiah 1:6 page 47 You would not know from the title, Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at its Best, that this book is about the prophet, Jeremiah. You might think it is a […]

Death and Grieving in Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard

“I feel at peace among these looming rocks, the cloud swirl and wind- whirled snow, as if the earth had opened up to take me in.”page 159 The Snow Leopard (1978), could be criticized as misleading since this is not a book about the mysterious Leopard of the high altitudes of the Himalayas. The purpose […]

A Book of Thinking and Thanking: Denise Levertov’s Life In The Forest

I want to tell all the world they should read Denise Levertov’s Life In The Forest, however, it is present in my mind that there is an acute bias when it comes to poetry. It occurs to me that poetry either evokes fear; sometimes even hostility or as a counter to such hostile reactions it […]

The Purpose of Life: The Immense Journey by Loren Eiseley

Loren Eiseley is hard to pin down. He calls himself a “bone hunter,” and a “naturalist.” By profession he was an anthropologist. He has even been called a mystic. He is all of these things. Thankfully. He takes everything in and sifts through it offering us, as the bone does to him, little bits of wisdom.