The Weekly Hit List: July 17, 2015

Melinda Selmys reviewed Wesley Hill’s Spiritual Friendship for Catholic Authenticity.

This book is smart and well-researched, yet also personable and approachable. Wesley’s prose stylistics are a joy to read: he is intelligent without being tedious or pedantic, and he uses his considerable knowledge of the subject matter to inform his audience without showing off.

The inclusion of his own, sometimes painful struggles to realize the kind of love that he envisions allows the reader to truly understand both what friendship is, and why we need it so badly in the church today.

 

Other Spiritual Friendship Media:

In response to a recent article by Julie Rodgers, Wesley Hill wrote an essay titled “Yes, many Christian communities are toxic for my LBGT friends. But there’s more.” for The Washington Post.