The Second Mountain

The Second Mountain: The Quest for Moral Life. By David Brooks. New York: Random House, 2019. 346p. David Brooks is very well known for those who tune in to Shields and Brooks on the PBS News Hour each Friday evening, his editorials in the New York Times and his book “The Road to Character” published […]


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 […]