Quest for the Living God

Elizabeth Johnson’s book Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God was the subject of significant controversy when it was published. Johnson, a professor of systematic theology at Fordham University and a member of the Congregation of St Joseph, wrote the book in an effort to …

The Virgin of Guadalupe

The inside flap of this book poses an important question: “The appearance of the Virgin Mary on a hill in Guadalupe, Mexico, in 1531 is perhaps the central tadition in Latino Catholicism. The vision, allegedly seen by recent convert Juan Diego, signaled the rise of Catholicism in the New World …

A Dead Djinn in Cairo

A 2016 story by P. Clark Djèlí, this is a fun, short romp through a fantastical alternate version of Cairo where steampunk is the norm and Lovecraftian elements get a look in. Another entry in the increasing library of tor.com “shorts” – which are ideal for reading as ebooks, offering …

Queen Solomon

An exploration of obsession, desire, addiction, trauma, power, and race told with captivatingly uncomfortable, confusing, alluring style. Told from the point of view of a young man and frequently through the lens of drug and alcohol abuse or the onset of mental illness, the reader has a front-row seat witnessing …

In the Beginning

Thanks for making your way to my new blog! In the near future this space will fill up with posts reflecting on recent reading I’ve done. Please feel free to comment and join in the discussion. In the meantime, if you’d like to know a little more about me, check …