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Drinking: A Love Story
I just pulled my previous review after discovering the author died at the age of 42 from lung cancer. I'd been wanting to find out how she was getting ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
The Varieties of Religious Experience
A classic of course, still potent and assured. I return to it for its look at the realism of the 'sick soul'. It comforts me.

It is not religion that i
May 27, 2010
May 18, 2008
The Rings of Saturn
Indeed, in historiography, the indisputable advantage of a fictitious past have become apparent: secondary or tertiary worlds as imagined in Tlön, Uqb ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2011
An Interrupted Life: The Diaries, 1941-1943; and Letters from Westerbork
The writing is wonderfully alive. It is like having a conversation.

That Etty Hillesum was a young Jewish woman suffering the terrors of Nazi occupied
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
The Fire Next Time
Written in 1963 as "the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon", this is as relevant almost fifty years later. ...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
Part Of A Journey An Autobiographical Journal 1977 1979
Second time of reading this day journal. I picked it up years ago in a library sale. There are some great references which I have found nourishing to ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
True Resurrection
Third time of reading. Sermonic, if there is such a word. Written by a priest and theologian. But as in the manner of Tillich, I do believe many of th ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Dec 14, 2008
Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power
Everything else has to take second place for a while. A chance meeting with someone, and I ordered and got this from amazon in the last week. "About' ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

I do greatly admire this book and its author. There are many disagreements I have with some conclusions and certain hidden assumptions, and I will men
Sep 2008
Sep 12, 2008
Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life
Came my way accidentally. I'd put it onto an amazon order before Christmas as a present for someone who liked the Abbot's words, but I found her a sig ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
The True Wilderness: A Selection of Addresses (Fount Paperbacks)
Good collection of sermons. The fault as ever is that they can make us feel too good in our wretched state, a bit like feeling good after seeing a tel ...more
not set
Dec 24, 2008
In Praise of the Garrulous
A suitably garrulous book. Conversational and pointed. The writer points out the temporality of the word to page and makes no apologies for being tent ...more
Oct 07, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
The Savage God: A Study of Suicide
What shelf do you put a literary approach to suicide on? Any way, have put it in 'spirit'. Good overview of historical attitides to suicide, psych etc ...more
Jan 1992
Jun 02, 2008
The Inner Life
Yjis neat little print from Penguin is great for the pocket. A book to carry around. It's the sort of 'substrate neutral\ spirituality I like, not spe ...more
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Jun 24, 2008
Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death
A book to return to over and over, partly because Kierkegaard is a joy to read. To take aesthetic pleasure from a treatise on what is also a profound ...more
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May 18, 2008
Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness
It's a book to outlast a bookshelf. It is a thorough, insightful, clarifying overview and well referenced approach to a word which is actually quite d ...more
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Jul 07, 2008
The Essential Kierkegaard
A wonderful collection of readings. A treasure for always, one of the best books I have ever owned.
It's been a joy this first month of owning it to en
Nov 2008
Oct 11, 2008
Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace
Simply, as a text contemplating beauty the book is beautifully written and a portal into the fullness of a beauty that can be expressed, demonstrated ...more
Jan 2005
Jul 04, 2008
Jesus Untouched by the Church: His Teachings in the Gospel of Thomas
Dipping in again to this collation of the Gospel of Thomas.
Aug 29, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
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Feb 11, 2008
The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works
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Feb 01, 2008
Tao Te Ching
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Feb 01, 2008
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