“Allow me to say clearly how helpful this is for those wanting a spirituality of the ordinary, of finding God’s presence amidst the turmoil of daily life and the injustices we ourselves face. (Not only did Graves grow up with some hardships, she’s observed some harsh injustices, even within Christian organizations, and she names some of these travesties, telling us how she reacted.)
“She is brave, but yet down to Earth; she writes as a young woman, mother, youth leader at a church, and now active writer and blogger — fairly ordinary, actually. She knows what you are going through. She guides readers towards the virtues of steadfastness and joy, bringing living water to the deserts of our lives.”
Read the rest of the review here.
The (Un)Common Good Media:
Jim Wallis appeared on Morning Joe.
Jim Wallis appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry.
Jim Wallis wrote “A Letter to Graduates: Whatever Happened to the Common Good?” for TIME.
A Beautiful Disaster media:
Her.meneutics featured an interview with Marlena.
Addie Zierman shared a guest post from Marlena Graves.
Preston Yancey reviewed Marlena’s book.
Dorothy Greco reviewed Marlena’s book.
Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds Books reviewed Marlena’s book.