Christian Book Reviews


Community and Growth



Community and Growth

Community and Growth By: Jean Vanier Paulist Press / 1991 / Paperback / 331 pages Darton Longman and Todd / 2006 / Hardcover / 352 pages Jean Vanier has authored some 30 books that reflect the many causes and concerns that have come together to shape his life.  Educated in England, France and Canada, Vanier […]

Let Your Life Speak



Let Your Life Speak

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation By Parker J. Palmer Jossey-Bass / 2000 / 117 pages Parker Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who writes about teaching, life in community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, based […]

Divine Renovation



Divine Renovation

Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish By James Mallon Novalis Publishing/2014/286 pages Fr. James Mallon is pastor and priest at the Roman Catholic Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He speaks frequently on the topic of church renewal and has hosted internationally acclaimed DVD series on Catholicism and Dogmatic Theology. St. […]

Celebration of Discipline



Celebration of Discipline

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth By Richard J. Foster Harper Books / 1998 / 228 pages / Revised Edition We read in the New Testament about the “Gifts of the Spirit” and the “Fruit of the Spirit.” But, what do people mean when they use the term, “the Spiritual Disciplines?”  What is […]

The Holy Longing



The Holy Longing

By Ronald Rolheiser DoubleDay/1999/257 pages Ronald Rolheiser’s The Holy Longing is a modern classic.  It has been read and endorsed by clergy and lay people across the Christian world.  Essential reading for those seeking to understand and deepen their practice of Christian spirituality, this book explains the complexion of one’s personal spirituality and how to […]

Surprised by Scripture



Surprised by Scripture

Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues By: N.T. Wright Harper-Collins / 2014 / 320 pages N.T. Wright is a widely-read British Bible scholar and retired Anglican bishop. According to Time Magazine, Wright is one of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought. He served as Bishop of Durham between 2003 and 2010.  […]