Donald Miller Gets Close: A Review

The sportswriter Red Smith once said that the writing process was easy: “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” Over the last dozen years, Donald Miller has shown through a series of memoirs just how far you can go by sitting down and bleeding for the benefit of your readers. … Continue reading Donald Miller Gets Close: A Review

The Anger Workbook: A Review

When I was a kid, I had a bad temper. If things weren't going the way I wanted them to, I would react by yelling and throwing things. Although I don't yell and throw things much anymore, anger is still part of my life in more subtle ways when I see people acting unjustly or … Continue reading The Anger Workbook: A Review

Neighbors and Wise Men: A Review

Tony Kriz writes that he was raised in a two-team world. "My two-team world was one of the spiritual haves and have-nots. The 'haves' were Christians. The 'have-nots' were everybody else" (13). Kriz was working as a missionary in predominantly Muslim Albania when his notion of a two-team world was shattered. He encountered people who … Continue reading Neighbors and Wise Men: A Review