RevGalBookPals: Surprised by God by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg has been called “the Twitter rabbi” (@TheRaDR), and I confess, that’s where and how I got to “know” her. I started following her for hot takes on religion, politics, and ethics; within a few weeks I was enthralled by her threads of scriptural exegesis and began “saving” them for future reference (aka,… Read More

Friday Festival: These Writing Women

While the call to ministry is not necessarily a call to writing, RevGalBlogPals was founded by women whose urge to write, both about ministry and about life more broadly, led them to publish blogs. Whatever we write, from poems to prayers to anecdotes and sermon illustrations, we are writing to some extent about ourselves. Connie… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Lately, I have been paying attention to negative space. Not just space where the energy is less than positive, but negative space with regard to art- making, language, and emotional processing. Negative space focuses on what isn’t. What wasn’t. What didn’t. Wha wouldn’t. Negative space can drive us to the other extreme in all kinds… Read More

RevGalBookPals: This Littler Light and Faitheist

I have two books to recommend today. This Littler Light: Some Thoughts on Not Changing the World, Wipf and Stock Jesse James DeConto From the start of this lyrical memoir, I kept thinking, “I have never read a memoir from a guy, written like this.” Then I reflected on the reality that memoirs by straight,… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Wilderness Blessings

Sometimes the only introduction a book needs is just to get it into your hands. Such is the case with Wilderness Blessings: How Down Syndrome Reconstructed Our Life and Our Faith. Pastor Jeff Gallagher processes some of his thoughts and experiences during his son Jacob’s first year in this world.   This book is commendable,… Read More