Book reviews

Book cover, church steeple through a window. The Church in a Postliberal Age

At one point in my book, Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality (Fortress 2014), I allude to my encounter with the Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Jesus Prayer – constant repetition of “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner”Read More →

When I published my first book in ecotheology in 1970, Brother Earth, I was one of a very few theologians who were interested in this field. Things have changed, dramatically. More than fifty years later, hundreds of ecotheology works haveRead More →

book cover, two doors slightly open in the middle with the text "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer"

My own book, Before Nature:  A Christian Spirituality, is about – nature.  But not just nature.  It’s also a narrative of my own struggle to believe.  In Before Nature, I regularly refer to “the fragile faith” that I’m recommending.  ForRead More →

Endorsements for Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality: “Throughout my review, I have described Santmire’s approach as inviting, and I think that is one of the main strengths of the book. As I read the text, I felt drawn into the narrativeRead More →