New today: Katherine Willis Pershey reviews Lauren Winner, Brian Doyle on three spiritual writers, the ups and downs of Lincoln's legacy
Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Mary (Molly) Brant (Konwatsijayenni) (Episcopal calendar), Fructuosus of Braga, Bernadette Soubirous, Benedict Joseph Labre, Iqbal Masih, Ray Davey
New today from the Century
Katherine Willis Pershey reviews Lauren Winner's Wearing God. I read Winner's new book with the sort of joy one feels when watching someone utterly hit their stride.
Glimpses of the holy, by Brian Doyle. A pet peeve of mine is the pigeonholing of authors—especially the label "nature writers" inflicted on certain writers of immense spiritual power.
Discerning desire, by Marilyn McEntyre. I was 29, agonizing over a decision, when I came upon a little book by Robert Ochs.
The ups and downs of Lincoln's legacy, by Edward J. Blum. It's easy to think that Lincoln became a beloved martyr immediately after his death 150 years ago. But history shows that national love came later, much later.
Grounded, by Beth Merrill Neel. It’s rare that my chiropractor and my spiritual director offer me the same advice, but when they do, I think it’s a sign that I’m supposed to pay particular attention.
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