Books

Books

The Century recommends

For five and under:

Babies from around the world form their own community of joy, and each one, “as everyone knows, had ten little fingers and ten little toes.” Fox and Oxenbury are working together for the first time here. The story ends with “a sweet little child who was mine, all mine.” Recommended for gift giving.

Called for Life: Finding Meaning in Retirement

Titles with ambiguity are invitational. They encourage us to ponder possibilities. They invite us into the pages of a book in the search for resolution.

The Century recommends

This volume begins with Küng as a young theologian making his mark at Vatican II and ends with the Vatican taking away his credentials as a Catholic theologian. As with virtually all memoirs, this is an exercise in self-justification.

Believe it or not

If you are, as I am, often puzzled by the landscape of contemporary religious belief and unbelief, you will regard Charles Taylor’s huge and hugely rewarding intellectual history of the secularization of European and North American culture as a marvelous gift.

In Constant Prayer

One day when he was nearly 40 years old, Robert Benson stumbled onto the prayer cycle known as the daily office, and since then his life has never been the same. The daily office, he has written, is “the one true thing that has come to matter to me the most.”