A Portrait of Faith Lost

James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was shunned in its day (1916) for bringing the unpleasant and unseemly to print. It is a moody coming-of-age story that mirrors James Joyce's own life growing up in the shadow of the Irish Roman Catholic church and its schools. "a mosaic of jagged fragments that … Continue reading A Portrait of Faith Lost

The Power and the Glory!

Graham Green's book first flagged my attention because Terry Glaspey of  Great Books of the Christian Tradition--And Other Books Which Have Shaped Our World lists it  as one of his Top Ten Favorite Novels of all time.  When I noted my own favorites--Anna Karenina and Les Miserables and The Brothers K (by James Duncan) also on … Continue reading The Power and the Glory!

Jayber Crow–Chapters 12-14

I am reading  Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry in conjunction with the followers of Michele Morin’s Living our Days blog at https://michelemorin.wordpress.com   Each Thursday we talk about a few more chapters together, although I'm late checking in this week myself!  Check out my About page above for the reading schedule and join us, or just come along for the conversation ( … Continue reading Jayber Crow–Chapters 12-14

Jayber Crow–Chapter 9-11

I'm still reading Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry with the followers of Michele Morin’s Living our Days blog at https://michelemorin.wordpress.com   We're at it every Thursday. See my About page above for the reading schedule and join us, or just come along for the conversation ( : This week, having returned home to the people who knew him when he was 10, … Continue reading Jayber Crow–Chapter 9-11