review: Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday

Rachel Held Evan's Searching for Sunday is about church: its triumphs and failings, its hypocrisy and grace. Rachel, like me, grew up in a well-intentioned Evangelical community where the Bible is accepted as fact and the "plain truth" is within easy reach. It's a culture of black and white morality, where spiritual cliches are a … Continue reading review: Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday

book review: Flight Behavior

This was a living flow, like a pulse through veins, with the cells bursting and renewing themselves as they went. The sudden vision filled her with strong emotions that embarrassed her, for fear of breaking into sobs as she had in front of her in-laws that day when the butterflies enveloped her. How was that … Continue reading book review: Flight Behavior

Reading Lolita in Tehran: a brief review

Reading Lolita in Tehran is the best memoir I've ever read. It's intelligent, creative, intimate, and intricately and artfully narrated. I paused several times throughout my reading so that I could participate in author Azar Nafisi's classroom just a little bit longer. Her firm grasp of English Literature and Literary Criticism serve as a surprising, … Continue reading Reading Lolita in Tehran: a brief review