My Favorites in 2020


Theology and Spirituality

Blaine-Wallace, William. When Tears Sing: The Art of Lament in Christian Community. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2020.

Brueggemann, Walter. Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2014.

Sweeney, Jon M., ed. Jesus Wasn’t Killed by the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2020.

Wiederkehr, Macrina. The Flowing Grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year. Notre Dame, Indiana: Sorin Books, 2019.

Memoirs and Biographies

Brooks, David. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. New York: Random House, 2019.


Morris, Martha Clare. Diet for the MIND. New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 2017.

Mosconi, Lisa. The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. New York: Avery, 2020.


Richardson, Kim Michele. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2019.

Children’s Books

Alexander, Kwame (author) and Kadir Nelson (illustrator). The Undefeated. New York: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2019.

Films and Television


PBS Series

Call the Midwife

Death in Paradise