Books

Books

The Liberation of the Laity

Clergy sexual misconduct, the place of women in the church and issues of authority are all reasons for Roman Catholics to ask hard questions about their church.

The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church

Part travel guide, part history and theology and part entertainment, Carmen Renee Berry’s book delivers what the title promises: guidance through the twists and turns, options and choices available to anyone trying to find a spiritual home.

Unfettered Hope: A Call to Faithful Living in an Affluent Society

It can be hard to keep up with Marva J. Dawn, since she usually produces a book a year. But this one should definitely be on your reading list. Perhaps because Dawn has a new publisher, this book is crisper and more concise than her previous works.

Holy highways

Lamenting the free-spirited nature of Gen-Xers, a monastic friend of mine once told his abbot that the community might have to skip a generation in its search for new members. “This generation is all spirituality,” he said, “but it just can’t commit to the religious life.” Hold on, Brother.