Diane Scharper is the author or editor of seven books, including Reading Lips and Other Ways to Overcome a Disability, winner of the Helen Keller Memoir Competition. She teaches memoir and poetry for the Johns Hopkins University Osher Program.

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Book Review

An author's peacekeeping journey during the Iraq War

Review: Diana Oestreich's memoir of her tour in Iraq as a medic with the U.S. National Guard details how the experience — and hearing God's voice — changed her as a Christian.

Book Review

Three books about peacemaking offer solidarity, solace and hope

Review: The Linn family's encounter with active nonviolence, poems by Lawrence Joseph about struggling with God and self, and a collection of stories from those who seek peaceful solutions to violence make up this fall's books roundup.

Book Review

Rambling and warmly written memoir is part of spring books roundup

Review: National Book Award-winning author Charles Johnson shares how to have a happy life in Grand. Also in this review are Maria Giura's memoir and Invisible Americans by Jeff Madrick about child poverty in the U.S.

New books explore dying, a brave bishop, and leaving Westboro Baptist Church

This review roundup includes an examination of the question of physician-assisted suicide; a biography about Thomas Gumbleton; and a memoir about leaving a notorious fundamentalist church.