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Putting Away Childish Things by Marcus J. Borg
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Aug 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: novel, religion-and-spirituality
Read from August 29 to 30, 2010 — I own a copy

Borg has done a very good job of writing a novel that brings some good progressive theology into it while clearly being a story about a person of Christian faith.

I enjoyed the key characters - they are fully believable. In fact, having known many of the character types in this novel, I can say that each of them are fully believable.

Borg is maybe a little long-winded in his descriptions of Kate's morning devotions, though that's just my taste; and perhaps a bit pedantic in his other theological discourses, though he does put it well and it's hard to do that in a very streamlined way. Also, the dialogue could do with some interspersions when he wants it to cover a long period of time, but I know dialogue is really tricky.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book.

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