Permission to Speak Freely

“What is one thing you feel you can’t say in the church?” author Anne Jackson asked on her blog. Hundreds of people had something to say. That simple question became the foundation for the book Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace. Subtitled Essays and Art On Fear, Confession, and

Thin Places: A Memoir

When I agree to review a book, my goal is to actually read the entire book—whether I like it or not. After I read the first couple of chapters of Mary DeMuth’s new book Thin Places: A MemoirI mentally groaned. Would this be a book which I have to slog through someone’s jaded past that

A Realistic Future

About 18 months ago, our son began treatment for the first time since his diagnosis. In the beginning, he went to a psychologist because he had been ordered by the Marine Corp to do so. When he was discharged, he was no longer compelled to be in any kind of treatment, so he wasn’t. Saying