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

Meet Catholic revolutionary Grace Holmes Carlson

Book review: Catholic activist Grace Holmes Carlson is relatively unknown today. But she made headlines in the 1930s, '40s and early '50s for her social activism, as well as her pro-union, anti-capitalist and anarchist views.

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Sue Monk Kidd's new novel imagines Jesus' life and fictional marriage

Book review: In her fourth novel, The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd embellishes the Gospel story of Christ by giving Jesus a wife named Ana. But her book, just out in paperback, should not scandalize most readers. Nor has it been banned by the Catholic Church.

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Biography explores 'subversive' Christianity of novelist Dorothy Sayers

Book review: Crystal Downing skillfully traces Sayers' views on the subversive nature of Christianity and the revolutionary life of Jesus Christ through her life and her books, plays and many other writings.

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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.