What's the quickest way to make an atheist? Have him or her actually read the bible, cover to cover. Then, it's a done deal. No clear-thinking person can read the bible in its entirety and come away believing a single word of it. It's vile and immoral.
Chocolat by Joanne Harris. Vianne Rocher moves to a French village and opens a chocolate boutique at the beginning of Lent! The local priest is outraged and the ensuing controversy escalates into a 'church not chocolate' battle.
Here is the complete sequence of Malcolm Guite's sonnets for the Stations of the Cross, which form the core of his book Sounding the Seasons and are intended to be read on Good Friday.If you are in Lond...
Now this is one of those books that just begs to be read aloud. Sure, this classic retelling of a Chinese folktale is fine to read, but it’s really better with someone (that’d be you) chanting “Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo” with gusto.