Copyright ©1998 by Kathleen Norris; Recording (P)1998 by Audio Literature
Narrative makes the world go round.
Norris' refections on the deeper meaning of words we use in everyday spiritual conversions (like "heaven," "prayer" or "silence"), as well as on words more theological (like eschatology" or "hermeneutics") make for joyful listening. Winger's reading is OK (though I think she sometimes mispronounces), but I would have preferred Norris' own voice for a book like this.
I think those who like writers such as Thomas Moore, James Finlay, or Rob Bell would enjoy this. Norris claims to receive criticism from both liberal and conservative Christians, but I think her reflections are food for thought for both (though more agreeable to the ecumenically minded). I thought her early "Cloister Walk" a superior listen.
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