Book Review: Arguably the unspoken leitmotif of James H. Cone's The Cross and the Lynching Tree is: Black lives matter.
WAGING PEACE: GLOBAL ADVENTURES OF A LIFELONG ACTIVIST
By David Hartsough with Joyce Hollyday
Published by PM Press, 272 pages, $20
David Hartsough has given us a remarkable story of his life as a persistent and insightful peacemaker of our times. His wanderlust and astute eye for critical events around the world brought him to many of the right places at the right times.
KEEPING THE VOW: THE UNTOLD STORY OF MARRIED CATHOLIC PRIESTS
By D. Paul Sullins
Published by Oxford University Press, 336 pages, $29.95
More than 25,000 U.S. Catholic priests have resigned during the past 50 years. Most of them have married. This book is not about them.
THE GIVENNESS OF THINGS: ESSAYS
By Marilynne Robinson
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 304 pages, $26
What is humankind? What is God? What's the relationship between the two? These are difficult questions, and as Marilynne Robinson's The Givenness of Things sees it, there are no easy answers to them.
The book takes readers inside the front lines of Latin American history with Jesuit Fr. Fernando Cardenal, a priest who fought alongside the Sandinista National Liberation Front
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Published by Spiegel & Grau, $24
Since Ta-Nehisi Coates' lyric essay, Between the World and Me, arrived in my mailbox in September, Coates has completed a book tour and the book has garnered him a National Book Award. Its excellence, therefore, should come as no surprise to me or to readers of this review.
POLITICS FOR A PILGRIM CHURCH: A THOMISTIC THEORY OF CIVIC VIRTUE
By Thomas J. Bushlack
Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., $35
Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor are two renowned Catholic philosophers not likely to agree about much beyond the Nicene Creed. But once, in 2005, I heard them agree about St. Thomas Aquinas.
Book Review: A collection of 45 travel articles, academic talks and book introductions offer insight into author Sandra Cisneros' life, with a thread of spiritual otherness pulling the pieces together.
Book Review: John Norris's excellent biography, Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism, offers a balanced portrait of a complex woman.
KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD
By Gary Rivlin
Published by Simon and Schuster, $27