Books

Books

American mystic

Let’s cut to the chase here. David Duncan, who is best known for his exuberant novels The River Why and The Brothers K, is one of the finest writers of spiritually minded essays in these United States.

BookMarks

Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson and a successful Hollywood screenwriter describes the 2005 “intelligent design” trial in Dover, Pennsylvania.

The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer

Nothing illustrates the evolution of Anglicanism more than the changing role of the Book of Common Prayer. For centuries the prayer book served as a primary source of unity—a sign of equanimity, timelessness and grace that bound the communion together and linked it to its roots.

Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics

As both a clinical psychiatrist and an Anglican priest-theologian at England’s Durham University, Christopher Cook has doubly impressive credentials for writing this book. And as both a Christian ethicist (retired) and a recovering alcoholic (from which there is no retirement), I was doubly eager to read it.

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

Palestinians, Israelis and others active in peace and human rights work sigh when political dilettantes come to the Holy Land convinced that they will start the dialogue group that will bring peace—as though no one had thought of promoting dialogue before.