Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe. By Walter Isaacson.   New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.   Though many have been fascinated by the mention of Albert Einstein and believed his name was synonymous with “genius”, Walter Isaacson’s retelling of his story got rave reviews for his biography of Einstein received when it was published shortly after […]



Faith in the Public Square

Rowan Williams. Faith in the Public Square.  London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.   The Archbishop of Canterbury emeritus, Rowan Williams, is a scholar, a man of culture, a masterful teacher, a great thinker, leader and theologian who addresses the question of the role of faith in the marketplace of ideas and its relationship to people and […]


Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

Rowan Williams. Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer.   Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014.  96p. (Kindle edition)   In his Introduction, the former Archbishop of Canterbury asks: “What are the essential elements of the Christian life?” He is not asking what makes individual Christians holy, but rather what are the simple recognizable things that make one […]


Sons of Abraham

Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali. Sons of Abraham: A candid conversation about the issues that divide and unite Jews and Muslims.  Forward by President Bill Clinton; introduction by Samuel G. Freedman.   Boston: Beacon Press, 2013.  Pp. xvi, 220.   In his forward, President Clinton gives us the global context for this work. The […]