Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #19

Meeting Jesus Again for the First TimeMeeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg

Total Reading Time: 1.75 hours

Review: Part lesson on the historical Jesus & part lesson on how accepting a different image of Jesus than the one taken literally from the Bible can help move “beyond believing in God to being in a relationship to God.” And I definitely think that the world would be a better place if more people had a relationship to God rather than simply believing in God. Although I wholeheartedly acknowledge that a relationship to God takes more courage & faith than just believing. Still, I wish more people would meet the Jesus I just read about especially those who think they already know him.

52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #18

The God FactorThe God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People by Cathleen Falsani

Total Reading Time: 3 hours

Review: It’s nice to think that we, as a people, might not be as different as world events make it seem. This collection of profiles reminded me that, even though everyone has their own personal “ism,” we are all looking for the same things: meaning, love, goodness, and connection to the world around us.