What I'm Reading

What I'

What I’m Reading

by Philip Yancey

Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa, by Antjie Krog. The author reported daily for South African radio on the two-year process of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the nation’s bold attempt at confronting its violent past without furthering a cycle of revenge and retribution. This award-winning book contains actual transcripts from the hearings, as well as Krog’s personal reactions to the horror stories heard by the commission. Questions of forgiveness, justice, and reparations hover constantly overhead.

True Resurrection, by H. A. Williams. I found this book, a reprint from 30 years ago, stimulating and inspiring. Williams, for many years the dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, believes that Christ’s resurrection involved far more than a body rising from a tomb. Resurrection power can bring life to dying marriages, dying dreams, as well as dying people. How is my life different because of Christ’s resurrection? This book provokes that question in me, and suggests some answers.

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Sojourners Magazine December 2004
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