Posts Tagged: book review

Book Review: Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Gregory Boyle Free Press; $14.99, 240 pp.   Sarah Woodford (Director of the Fay Vincent Library) & Father Gregory Boyle   What do working with homies and homegirls teach Father Boyle about God? That God is loving and attentive, no matter what—always looking past our inadequacies… Read more »

Book Review: A Nun on the Bus

A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community Sister Simone Campbell Harper Collins Publishers; $25.99, 224 pp. In an early chapter of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, Sister Simone Campbell recounts the time she flew from Baghdad to… Read more »

Book Review: Imagining Abundance

Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service Kerry Alys Robinson Liturgical Press; $16.95, 118 pp. “Just as with the spiritual life, habits can becultivated to allow us to be more generous—and to be catalysts for inspiring others to be more generous. These habits correlate well with developing a mature inner life of… Read more »

Book Review: Encounters with Silence, Karl Rahner

The Jesuit Karl Rahner was the most prolific, and probably the most brilliant, Catholic theologian of the twentieth century. Born in 1904, he was part of a generation who lectured in Latin, took papally-mandated oaths against “modernism,” and did the intellectual grunt work of Vatican II. Catholic students often pick up one of Rahner’s volumes—usually Foundations… Read more »

Book Review: No Turning Back: Two Nuns’ Battle With the Vatican over Women’s Right to Choose

No Turning Back: Two Nuns’ Battle With the Vatican over Women’s Right to Choose, written by Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey with Jane O’Reilly, is the compelling personal account of the religious lives of two Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey, and how their refusal to recant their dissent on the matter… Read more »