With thanks to readers of my work and regular visitors to this blog, I’m happy to announce that Hope Sings, So Beautiful, is a finalist in the 2015 Ohioana Book Awards. It stands in good company among four other nonfiction titles, all viewable at the link below. The winner will be announced in July, and the Award presented in October at the Ohio statehouse in Columbus. Wish me luck! My thanks as well to all at Liturgical Press for your ongoing support!
OHIOANA 2015 BOOK AWARDS:
Also, one of the finest reviews to date of Hope Sings was just published in The Merton Annual, written by Raymond Carr, a scholar of religion and ethics at Pepperdine University. I was delighted to meet Raymond just this past weekend at the ITMS in Louisville. The review is noteworthy for its literary-theological sensitivity and remarkable breadth in exploring both the content of Hope Sings and its interdisciplinary method. The review is linked below in PDF format.
Finally, please: if you are aware of any potential readers, reading groups, parish or social outreach groups who might benefit from the book’s engagement with crucial questions around race, gender, and other cross-cultural differences in society and church, please consider passing on this blog post, Raymond Carr’s review, and/or link to the award announcement to as many potential readers as possible. Thank you!