Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
What does a hospice chaplain really do? In her touching and inspiring new book, On Living, Kerry Egan, shares incredible stories of people she has listened to and comforted as they confronted their own deaths. Trust me, this is not a downer--just the opposite. Egan says of her own job: “Hospice chaplains are sort of the opposite of storytellers. We’re storyholders. We listen to the stories that people believe have shaped their lives. We listen to the meaning they make of those stories.” Like … [Read more...] about On Living
Rash is a great storyteller. This novel is the tale of two brothers whose lives are forever altered by the sudden appearance of a beguiling young woman. I read it one sitting. Fast-paced and engrossing. … [Read more...] about The Risen: A Novel
Love, love, love this book. They are so wise and wonderful. So much to glean from these pages! … [Read more...] about The Book of Joy
In this beautiful translation of Colombian writer, Vasquez, the reader is treated to a provocative story about the role the artist wields to influence lives. Reputations opens with the "crowning of a rebel," Javier Mallarino, a famous political cartoonist who can make and break reputations, especially of politicians. But what if the artist was basing his or her creation on a faulty piece of information or on something mis-remembered and a person's life is destroyed in the process? Mallarino … [Read more...] about Reputations