essays

Books

A Sense of Wonder, edited by Brian Doyle

This “best of” volume contains an impressive array of spiritual writing. Its essays, all of which have been published in Portland Magazine since 2003, give readers a glimpse into the aesthetic and theological sensibilities of editor Brian Doyle. More important, they model how to write well about faith, doubt, trauma, grace, sin, death, and beauty.

Books

A Door in the Ocean, by David McGlynn

In his sparkling new collection of essays, David McGlynn wrestles with some of the same fierce angels that haunt his short stories.