Rescuing Regina, by Josephe Marie Flynn

This book should be made into a movie. As a book, the story has several strikes against it. The central character is not well known outside Milwaukee. The author, a 70-year-old nun, has written no other books. The cover is not sexy. And, heaven help us, it's a book about social justice and human rights—topics that market-driven book publishers rarely touch.


Healing the Heart of Democracy, by Parker J. Palmer

The title of Parker Pal­mer's book suggests that when he uses the words democracy and politics he is concerned with something much more than everyday politics in a society that is formally democratic.


The Spiritual-Industrial Complex and God-Fearing and Free

For those of us who spent our grammar school days diving beneath school desks in the civil defense drills of the 1950s, the link between faith and the cold war was pretty obvious.