Friday, April 07, 2017


by Shūsaku Endō

(I'll resist the temptation to leave this post blank.)

If you haven't figured it out yet, I write these reviews by the seat of my pants. Oh, now and then I might put some contemplation into what I write, but mostly I just sit down and write out whatever jokes or feelings come to mind. Of course, that doesn't mean that I don't spend time staring at an empty screen, thinking of what to write. It just means that I usually don't craft my posts to be more than a diary entry. Anyway, that's a long intro to explain my current dilemma. You see, when reading this book, the descriptive word that popped in my head was "beautiful". Not quite the best choice for a novel about religious persecution, torture and death in 17th Century Japan. Yet Mr. Endō tells a tale of suffering that is not gratuitous or hopeless. It evoked the concept of Christ suffering with His followers instead of simply rescuing or abandoning them. It's not a concept I've had to experience in real life, yet it rang true with what I've read from those who had. Anyway, this one has truly earned its status as a classic.

 I had  to put it on my shelf.
LibraryThing link


Sunday, April 02, 2017

Speaking of Jesus

by Carl Medearis

first read in April of 2012.

Just had to check it out again.
LibraryThing link

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