RevGalBookPals: Grace for Amateurs

I’ve got to start this post with three confessions. First, Lily Burana, the author of today’s book, is one of my all-time-favorite-authors, and I have a total girl-crush on her. Her first book Strip City: A Stripper’s Farewell Journey Across America is in my top ten list of books that have impacted my life and ministry… Read More

RevGalBookPals: The Hate U Give

This is the book: The Hate U Give.  The picture is linked. You can buy the book today. You can be finished with it by Saturday. At the latest. And when you’re finished, you will have read a powerful first-person fictional narrative about a 16-year-old named Starr who is in the car when a police officer… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Threading My Prayer Rug

Problem: You would like to help people in your congregation or community learn more about Islam. Ideally, this would happen with a visiting Muslim speaker or a visit to a mosque. Maybe your community does not have a mosque or there are not any speakers that you know or both of those steps are still… Read More

RevGalBlogPals: Two Alternative Histories

The adult education group at the church I serve is studying Daniel. It is very interesting to talk about how the Bible is put together and used differently by different groups of people. Daniel is counted with the “major” prophets in Christian scriptures. The book is part of the writings in Jewish bibles. In talking… Read More

RevGalBookPals: “Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber

You have to love Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver. Unless, that is, you are on the religious right, in which case, you may love to hate her. Bolz-Weber has a vivid personality, as expressive as her many tattoos and as frank as her storytelling in Accidental Saints: Finding God in… Read More

RevGalBookPals: When God is Silent

As a book reviewer, there is a hardly ever time to reflect back and give a little boost to a book you continue to use or mull over that might have been printed 5, 10, 15 years ago. There are always new books being published that need promotion (or panning) and discussion. There are new… Read More