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Sojourners Magazine: December 2004

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A spirituality of reading.
The written word isn't going away anytime soon, and religion's effect on the publishing industry is part of the reason.
Here are a few we found compelling.
Between Haiti and the streets of Brooklyn
Three pop theology books to leave behind.
An interview with Paul Elie on faith, writing, and the "School of the Holy Ghost."
In telling their stories, guests at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen feast on divine mystery.


Four books to read and reread
Books both biblical and spiritual
Back in the ’70s I was trudging through the planning phase of a master’s thesis on Puritan devotional poetry, and I happened to catch lunch with someone who read me a quote...
Books to assist turning inward


Reading passionately isn't about escaping reality, but about plunging further into it.


The 7-year-old's poster said, 'Every Life is Sacred. Stop Poverty.'
I'd miss the good old days, but they were before my time.

Culture Watch

Richard Wright was a political activist, but his loyalty was to his art.
Richard Wright was a political activist, but his loyalty was to his art.


Words can provide rest, create change, and bring new life to our inner and outer worlds. Developing this special issue has given us a wonderful reminder of that.
As Paul reminds us, we are all the adopted sons and daughters of God.