Monday, October 19, 2009

The Revealer and Killing the Buddha

I didn't say in advance that I was going to take a month long break, but it looks like I have. To tell the truth, I was not planning on it, but since I have just now drummed up the gusto to actually write, and it happens to be a month since the last post, we'll just call it a month long vacation, okay?

So, I'll make it easy on myself and wade back in to the blogging life with a link and commentary.
I just started reading Jeff Sharlet's The Family tonight. Looks like it's going to be great--more understanding of American religious history and theological nuances involved in the fundamentalist movement than I expected I'd get--and I've just finished the introduction. I checked out the author's blogsite, and was led to from there. First time I've stumbled upon this bit of real estate. Looks very interesting. I'm sure to return. Okay, that was fairly easy. More to come.


  1. Anonymous10:35 PM

    I'm gonna get me that there book too, buddy boy!

  2. Glad you stumbled on KtB! Enjoy! And, when you're done with "The Family," be sure to pick up a copy of our latest book, "Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith."

    senior editor, KtB

  3. Thanks Nathan, I saw that on the blog and put it on my list. I enjoyed the video dispatch from Eureka Springs on KtB too, I saw it just after visiting on a little vacation (it was a family vacation spot for me growing up. I always think of Anne Murray when I'm in Eureka Springs because that's the tape my mom had on during one of our visits in one of my random childhood memories.)
    I enjoyed Killing the Buddha, and also love the name--its origin is one of my favorite stories from Buddhism.