Category Archives: Spiritual

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

England, 1976.  A long hot summer. A neighbor disappears. Two young girls, with time on their hands, decide to investigate the disappearance. What could go wrong? When Mrs. Creasy disappeared, ten year old Grace and Tilly, decide they will try … Continue reading

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Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett

Becoming Wise, like it’s title suggests is a book about wisdom. How we find it, what it looks like and how to foster wisdom in our own lives and in our relationships. It is a book about words, and meaning … Continue reading

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Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

Haruf is know for his gentle, soulful stories (Plainsong Trilogy, etc.) which are all set in the Holt Colorado, the  heartland of America. He comes at things from a slightly different perspective, always looking for the ways fostering relationships and … Continue reading

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was on the verge of completing his residency to become the neurosurgeon he always dreamed of being, when he noticed that he was losing weight and a persistent back ache was making it hard to get through … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Came by Mary Rakow

Some books just surprise you by their simplicity and power. The simple poetic prose and new insights into texts weary with the weight of thousands of years of analysis are what astonished me in this lovely meditative book by Rakow. … Continue reading

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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

Rhoda Janzen realized her marriage had ended when in the middle of the night the phone rang and her husband’s male lover asked to speak with him. Soon after that Rhoda was in a car accident leaving her seriously injured. … Continue reading

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The Saxon Tales Series by Bernard Cornwell

As you already know, I am a pretty big fan of Bernard Cornwell. So when I recently was preparing to go on vacation and stocking up on books to take on my Kindle, I discovered a whole series by Cornwell … Continue reading

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