What Your Soul Needs: A Review

Dallas Willard, the philosopher and author of several books on Christian spirituality, passed away in May 2013. He and John Ortberg, another writer on Christian spirituality, were friends. Ortberg’s latest book, Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You, is in part about that friendship. In an interview promoting the book, Ortberg said … Continue reading What Your Soul Needs: A Review

Book Review: The Me I Want to Be

Popular-level books on Christian living are not my favorite genre. Partially this is because I just prefer to read books on theology and biblical studies, and partially because a lot of what some of them have to say has been said better elsewhere by someone like C.S. Lewis. But I like John Ortberg a lot---maybe … Continue reading Book Review: The Me I Want to Be

February 2010: Books Read

1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I've heard from various places (not least the cover of the edition I read) that this is Steinbeck's masterpiece, and it was certainly a very good book. It's an epic story that follows the Trask and Hamilton families through three generations, from the Civil War to World War … Continue reading February 2010: Books Read