The New Atheists And Their Critics By Bill Converse

THE NEW ATHEISTS AND THEIR CRITICS: A Review of Some Recent Books on Atheistic Fundamentalism By Bill Converse In an article entitled, “Atheists with Attitude: Why do they hate Him?”, published in The New Yorker (May 21, 2007) Anthony Gottlieb wrote: “But September 11th and its aftershocks in Bali, Madrid, London, and elsewhere are more … Continue reading “The New Atheists And Their Critics By Bill Converse”

Global Conscience By Douglas Roche

Global Conscience By Douglas Roche Novalis, 2007 Soft cover $24.95 Reviewed by Linden Rogers What good news could there possibly be amid the stories of violence, failed and failing states, capitalism gone amuck and global warming?  Douglas Roche in his book, Global Conscience, says there is some very good news.  In fact, it is the … Continue reading “Global Conscience By Douglas Roche”

With or Without God By Gretta Vosper

With or Without God By Gretta Vosper HarperCollins, 2008 Paperback $29.95 Reviewed By Bill Converse  Vosper is the Minister of West Hill United Church in Toronto as well as founder and chair of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity (www.progressivechristianity.ca).  She is committed to exploring the boundaries of Christian thought and extending them, whenever possible.  She … Continue reading “With or Without God By Gretta Vosper”

Globalization, Spirituality And Justice: Navigating a Path to Peace and Less Than Two Dollars A Day: A Christian View of World Poverty and the Free Market

GLOBALIZATION, SPIRITUALITY AND JUSTICE:Navigating a Path to Peace by Daniel G. Groody Orbis Books: Maryknoll, NY. 2007.280 pages. Softcover. $24.00 US.ISBN #978-1-57075-696-2 (and) LESS THAN TWO DOLLARS A DAY:A Christian View of World Poverty and the Free Market by Kent A. Van Til Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.Grand Rapids, MI. 2007. 180 pages. $16.00 US.ISBN … Continue reading “Globalization, Spirituality And Justice: Navigating a Path to Peace and Less Than Two Dollars A Day: A Christian View of World Poverty and the Free Market”

The Gift Of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister

THE GIFT OF YEARS Growing Old Gracefully By Joan Chittister BlueBridge, 240 pp., $19.95 Review: Author shares end-time musings By Lois Sibley Although she admits she may be too young to write this book — after all, she’s only 72 — Joan Chittister, in her usual forthright way, tells us about how she feels “to … Continue reading “The Gift Of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister”