BOOK REVIEW – The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain is a compelling adventure story in which Merton emerges as a sort-of modern Odysseus, a lost soul searching for a home, redemption, and freedom. Merton was certainly a heroic figure in my early years as a seminarian. As I heard Merto’s own bout with spiritual confusion, I felt that Merton was writing about me. … More BOOK REVIEW – The Seven Storey Mountain

BOOK REVIEW – “Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife”

“What happens when we die? Most Americans believe in a literal heaven and hell to be the age-old teaching of the Bible. But eternal rewards and punishments are found nowhere in the Old Testament, and they are not what Jesus and his earliest disciples taught.”

So where did these ideas come from?”
(from the inside flap of the jacket cover) … More BOOK REVIEW – “Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife”