I just finished reading Karen Armstrong’s new book, A Case for God. I rarely court controversy on my blog, and neither my educational background nor life experiences prepare me for an in depth discussion on the content of her book. I can say that I feel better educated for having read this book. It has given me endless food for thought. I also appreciated the overall attitude she displayed in her exposition. I call it civility—a trait that I find sorely lacking in this world.
A Case for God
29 Sunday Nov 2009
This is the only book I’ve read by Karen Armstrong. I read it on my iPod Touch — I have Barnes and Noble e-book reader, and Amazon Kindle reader on it. I love it. I may not buy another all-text printed book. I say all-text because I know I’ll buy books with pictures like knitting books. KMM
I’ve not read the book, did some poking around and found an interview of it that I found very interesting… ‘recommending silence as a way to express faith’ being part of it (?) and behavior as the way to express… This makes sense to me, I can certainly relate to that.
Many years ago one of my closest friends confronted me with why I didn’t talk about what I believe in (I actually had on several occasions but she’s the talker, not the listener) and basically I told her I choose not to express it verbally, but that I try to ‘be’ and ‘do’.
I don’t belong or believe in any of the types of organized religion but I will always try and be respectful.
I do agree with you wholeheartedly, civility is woefully lacking in our world.
Have you read any of her other books? The other day I downloaded (on my Kindle) her memoir. Haven’t started to read it yet.