The Common Good

Books for Reflection

My favorites from a year of reading:

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Circle of Protection for a Moral Budget

A pledge by church leaders from diverse theological and political beliefs who have come together to form a Circle of Protection around programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world.

Yellow Leaves: A Miscellany, by Frederick Buechner

When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris

Easter Everywhere: A Memoir, by Darcy Steinke

District and Circle: Poems, Seamus Heaney

Jesus Wants to Save Christians, by Rob Bell and Don Golden

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor

Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton, by Morgan Atkinson

Wholly Jesus: His Surprising Approach to Wholeness and Why it Matters Today, by Mark Foreman

The Sacred Echo, by Margaret Feinberg

Surviving Nashville: Short Stories, by Stacy Barton

Cathleen Falsani is the religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and author of the new book Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace.

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