Book Reviews Archives

Imagine a world where Shakespeare is so revered, his plays are stilll staged to standing-room-only crowds…where books are so dear they are guarded by librarians with guns…and where time travel is as common as dodos (yep, theyre common, too)! Enter …Read More

Are God’s rules less important than your relationship with Him?  Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton are calling this week “hodge podge”!  Author Franciscan Father Richard Rohr has written so many books that they couldn’t settle on just one for this …Read More

Spiritual and children’s book writer C.S. Lewis wasn’t always the faith-filled person he so brilliantly displayed in his works. In “Surprised by Joy,” Lewis tells the story of of his life, from his mother’s death to a series of soulless …Read More

How do you respond when an angel of God appears to you and asks you to be the vessel which brings God into humanness as a man? Join Alice Shelton and Lori Strawn as they discuss this remarkable work by …Read More

Most people know Ash Wednesday as the beginning of Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Easter Sunday. But what does it all mean? Why ashes? What does it say about the human condition? Join Lori Strawn and Alice …Read More

How can you find God in a book or a poem? Through inspired reading and thoughtful discussion, you can discover the godliness in literature. Try it! Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they explore another poem, “Bone”  by the …Read More

Where can God be found in a mystery novel? Perhaps everywhere, as He is the greatest mystery in our lives. Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton discuss quotations from Iain Pears novel “An Instance of the Fingerpost” and try to discern …Read More

Join Lori and Alice this week as they discuss the beloved novel “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo.  This week’s show is sure to leave you with many questions to think about!  Where is the soul?  Who created our conscience?  Were …Read More

How can longing make our lives spiritually richer? What do you long for and how can you best achieve it? Tune in and listen to Lori Strawn and guest host Sue Bradford Edwards discuss the blessings of a longing heart …Read More

Who wouldn’t want to work miracles and have supernatural powers? Daniel Berrigan’s poem “Zen Poem” will make you think twice! Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they discuss such matters as the basics for a good, blessed life, the …Read More