The Grace of Silence: A Memoir.
Hardback: Pantheon, 2010.
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This book was one of our friend Byron Borger’s selections on his best books of 2010 list…
At the close of another year, we thank God for allowing us another year of reading and reviewing books, and for all of you who have continued on this journey with us — reading our reviews or even writing reviews for us. 2010, of course, saw the launch of our print edition, about which we are really excited, and we are grateful for all who have been among our earliest subscribers. We have read (or excerpted) several hundred books this year, most of which have been very good – we try not to waste our time or anyone else’s with bad or even mediocre books – but we offer to you here the best of the best, our honor books for 2010.
As in past years, our primary criterion both for selecting books to review and for honoring the year’s best books is to choose books that are “for the life of the Church” – i.e., books that energize us to be the community of God’s people that God has called us to be and that nurture our mission of following in the way of God’s reconciliation of all things (in all its broadness!).
Here are our picks for the ten best books of the first half of 2010…
(In order, beginning with our favorite.)
It’s hard to believe that we are already into the second quarter of 2010!
This quarter year mark is as good a time as any to pause and think about what we’ve been reading:
Your input will be taken into consideration as we assemble the best books of 2010 lists later this year…
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