Good Blood | K. C. Pastore

The following is an excerpt from Good Blood by K. C. Pastore. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Five men dressed in black suits lounged at the far end of the covered seating, hats resting on the table and lungs puffing out cigar smoke. The island of […]

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When God Was A Bird | Mark I. Wallace

The following is an excerpt from When God Was A Bird by Mark I. Wallace. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The Singing Monk of the Crum Woods Today the wood thrush returned to the Crum Woods. I have been waiting for this event for months. I moved to […]

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Future Facing Faith: From Overwhelm to Insight

Life is hard. If I want to relate to life’s spiritual dimension in a way that embraces—rather than evades—life, generative spirituality unfolds for me along three axes: Generative spirituality is rooted in the past. Those who have gone before: our ancestral legacy, faith lineage, families of origin. Generative spirituality has a robust relationship with the present moment. Who am […]

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Jewish And Christian Views On Bodily Pleasure | Robert Cherry

The following is an excerpt from Jewish And Christian Views On Bodily Pleasure by Robert Cherry. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The Religious Setting Increasingly, Republican politicians point to the “Judeo-Christian tradition” to rally the nation to their view of America’s uniqueness. During his 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt […]

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The Disfiguration Of Nature | James G. Krueger

The following is an excerpt from The Disfiguration Of Nature by James G. Krueger. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Preface An addicted man has little reason to decry drunkenness until his ailing liver, his overdrawn accounts, or his estranged wife lead him to close the barroom door behind […]

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