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Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite

I really loved Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword when it first came out, so I don’t know why I hadn’t read this one, or even shared the first with my son. Still, it was the most familiar title I … Continue reading

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Sacred Myths

Sacred Myths: Stories of World Religions by Marilyn MacFarlane When I was in the sixth grade at a religious school, my teacher skipped the brief pages on other religions at the beginning of our religion text. She was trying to … Continue reading

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Speaking of Faith

So here’s me, a Christian uncomfortable with Christianity, other Christians and most especially books published for Christians. When my mother gave me this book to read, I started it dutifully but didn’t necessarily expect to enjoy or finish it. Happily, … Continue reading

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My Very First Bible

My Very First Bible by Lois Rock. Pictures by Alex Ayliffe. The desire may not be universal, but Mr. FP was starting to want to learn about the stories at church. I had a definite agenda looking for a children’s … Continue reading

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Grace (Eventually)

<Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott I really like Anne Lamott. She talks, as usual, about the messiness of life and the difficulty of acting the way you want to. About how when she’s in the depths of despair she wants … Continue reading

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Two Books and a CD

I’m just writing down my list of things to review. There are six, which is a lot. I’m sure not all of them will make it up at once. Hadn’t realized I was so far behind, but I guess that’s … Continue reading

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interfaith kids

Several months ago now, my pastor called a meeting for all parents to discuss spiritual development in children and how to support it. A topic fraught with pitfalls, and probably three quarters of our little gang came away disturbed or … Continue reading

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Seasonal Reads

Here are two seasonal reading items. The first is for Lent, a time for reflection and thinking about faith. The second is for National Poetry Month, which is April, but I have to read ahead to have time to get … Continue reading

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Books my Mother Loaned Me

I didn’t make it to the library to check out books even once while I was off – imagine the deprivation! Fortunately, my mother brought me nice books to read. Thank you, Mommy! Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi … Continue reading

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Larger than Life

Jesus and King Arthur – maybe not the most natural of combinations, but here you are: American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon by Stephen Prothero This fascinating books looks at the changes in American culture … Continue reading

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