Book Review: We Pray With Her

We Pray with Her is a collection of 100 reflections and almost 50 prayers written by United Methodist clergy women under 40. Each entry is brief, which makes it nice for either daily devotional reading or an occasional dip. Here are some of the things I love most about this book: The writers consistently use…

Book Review: Denial is My Spiritual Practice

Denial is My Spiritual Practice. (And Other Failures of Faith) by Rachel G. Hackenberg and Martha Spong. Church Publishing, New York. I received my “advance reader’s copy” of Denial is My Spiritual Practice about a week after it was available for purchase. Which is bad in the sense that I couldn’t get this review done before…

Book Review: More than Enough

If you are Mennonite, you may have noticed that my last name contains an extra “a”–it’s not “Harder,” but “Harader.” And no, I did not add an “a” for fun; it’s always been there. My extended family is not Mennonite and I did not grow up in the Mennonite tradition. Like many who have been…

Book Reflection

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Recommendation: I recommend this book highly. It has spiritual and emotional depth, yet somehow also a lightness. I found it to be a quick read—well worth my time.   Reflections: I will admit it: I am prone to choosing books based on titles. In this particular case, I…