RevGalBookPals: Far More Terrible for Women

Reading is an exponential activity. In a linear activity, when you finish A, you can proceed directly to B and then to C. In an exponential activity, completion of A leads to a directional dilemma between A 2.0, A2, or B. Reading spreads out in all directions and it only occasionally loops back on itself… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Why Religion?

The danger of reviewing books is that I have to decide how ignorant to appear in my reviews. Do I let you know how much a book made me rethink everything I ever knew? Do I crack open the door to say, “I blindly trusted XYZ and I have come to regret that decision”? How… Read More

RevGalBookPals: An App for That

Look, I know it’s a busy time of year. Whether you’re wearing sandals for Christmas in the southern hemisphere or looking for your thickest wool socks in the north or somewhere in between, I come with beautiful feet (relatively speaking) to bring you a little good news. I got a great tip from RevGal Board… Read More

RevGalBookPals: A Gracious Heresy

I’ve heard the story from my Presbyterian colleagues about the Rev. David Bailey Sindt, who stood up at the 1974 General Assembly with a sign that read, “Is anybody else out there gay?” Other mainline denominations have their semi-famous gay icons, but what of the gay and lesbian people who took their own stands on less-remembered… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Grandpa’s Tent

I received a free copy of this book for review. No promises were made in exchange for the book.  There are not many picture books that deal with death. More specifically, there are not many Christian picture books that accurately and adequately discuss the process of the body dying, but the Christian hope of eternal… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Forgotten Books of the Bible

The Forgotten Books of the Bible is a new study of the Five Scrolls—each of which has a central place in synagogue life, being assigned to the major festivals of the Jewish year, but which are largely overlooked in many Christian settings. They don’t appear often in lectionaries, and while they are sometimes included in… Read More

RevGalBookPals: God, Improv, and the Art of Living

When I am asked if I would like to receive a book for review on behalf of RevGalBlogPals, I say, “Yes!” I don’t say, “Yes, but I already have a lot to read and I don’t know when I’ll get to it.” (That’s not really a ‘yes’.) I don’t say, “No. I don’t want to… Read More

RevGalBookPals: I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

The TL:DR on this is: get this book immediately and read it in a night- two at the most- and then pass it on, donate a copy to your local library and your church library, take it to the high school library, getyour book group to read it, and ponder it in your heart that, like… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Denial is My Spiritual Practice

It is a privilege and a worry to read a book that is written by friends. What if you like the book- will anyone really trust your recommendation? What if you don’t like the book- how can you celebrate a true accomplishment while keeping quiet about your opinion? What happens if you purchase the book… Read More