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God Beyond Gender: On Peter Wilkes’ A Woman Called God

Posted May 18, 2015 by Anonymous

I wrestle intellectually from time to time with the issue of god and gender. Maybe you do, too. Over time, I’ve grown skeptical about the importance of gender to divinity, as gender seems like a human issue, whereas God, to me, is unfathomably beyond that. Even if gender is “just” a construction, it’s an incredibly […]

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Does the Science Show that Spirituality Will Benefit Your Child?

Posted May 15, 2015 by Michael Schulson

Dozens and dozens of studies send a clear signal that that personal relationship with God is 80% protective against risky sex in girls.

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10-pages-in: Imaginary Things

Posted May 14, 2015 by DaniGirl

I really need to stop accepting books for review, because when I don’t love them I feel horribly conflicted. They gave me a free book, I should give it a nice review! But when it’s a struggle to find nice things to say, I find myself in an awkward position. Such is the case with […]

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Stop the Presses

Posted May 6, 2015 by Lyn Brown

Photo credit: Theresa BrownHe wrote every day, religiously recounting his Arctic adventures, doing his best to recall details; to paint the colour and details in the story. And then he asked me to edit it. That was months ago. I would pick it up, peel …

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Churches Can No Longer Hide the Truth: Daniel Dennett on the New Transparency

Posted May 4, 2015 by Andrew Aghapour

The famous New Atheist waxes optimistic on the future of religion.

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Book Review: Every Fifteen Minutes By Lisa Scottoline

Posted May 4, 2015 by Anonymous

My 16-year-old niece mentioned to me the other day that she is thinking about taking a summer job. She’s been offered a nanny position and is contemplating whether or not the long hours and lack of freedom will be worth […]

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Book Review: The Day We Met By Rowan Coleman

Posted April 21, 2015 by Anonymous

My niece is 17 years old yet my sister remembers her birth with acute accuracy. It was the most horrible experience of her life, she claims. Now obviously the end result is the best thing that’s ever happened to her, […]

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I Got the Message

Posted April 19, 2015 by Lyn Brown

There are times in your life when you find yourself at crossroads or mired in strife or stress. It is tempting to slip into self pity or flirt with defeat. After all, it’s not your fault that you’ve become the object of difficult times. It’s easy to fo…

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Find Me By Laura Van Den Berg

Posted April 13, 2015 by Anonymous

When I was in my twenties, I had a roommate who told me that I was a magnet for weirdness. “Stuff happens to you that doesn’t happen to other people,” he said. I don’t know if that claim is exactly […]

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The Wednesday Group By Sylvia True

Posted April 2, 2015 by Anonymous

My 10-year-old daughter has recently become obsessed with the idea of getting her own cell phone. I’m not entirely sure where the desire is coming from, but I suspect that it’s partially a result of craving an independence that I’m […]

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Book Review: Monday’s Lie By Jamie Mason

Posted March 23, 2015 by Anonymous

I can say (with a fair amount of certainty) that most women I know want to be a perfect mom. Let me clarify what I mean by “perfect.” I’m not talking about the type of mom who wears a permanent […]

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Book Review: The Girl On The Train By Paula Hawkins

Posted March 13, 2015 by Anonymous

I watch people with the same kind of fascinated horror that I view a car wreck. I don’t intend to stare, but I just can’t seem to tear my eyes away from the catastrophe that is in front of me. […]

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The Art of Scorpions

Posted March 11, 2015 by James Bow

Now, at last, the truth can be told. We’ve been sitting on this news for a while, waiting for all the i’s to be dotted and all the t’s to be crossed and for clearances to be given, but finally,…

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Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Posted March 3, 2015 by Anonymous

Image via My husband asked me the other day if I had changed the password on his phone. My negative reply caused us to pause for a moment before turning to our daughter. Let’s just say that she needs to […]

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Book Review: All the Bright Places By Jennifer Niven

Posted February 17, 2015 by Anonymous

There’s a lookout tower in Dorset, Ontario, that owns me. It’s a hundred-foot tall steel structure that provides a beautiful view of the surrounding lakes. Or so I’ve been told. It’s one of those scenic towers with grated steps. You […]

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Book Review: Before I Go By Colleen Oakley

Posted February 3, 2015 by Anonymous

The day my mom was diagnosed with cancer we cut her hair short and dyed it purple. The colour description on the box said “Rich Mahogany,” but we decided to add the colour booster because, really, why the heck not? […]

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Book Review: Everything I Never You By Celeste Ng

Posted January 22, 2015 by Anonymous

I don’t know how you feel about your high school experience, but you couldn’t pay me enough to repeat mine. Don’t get me wrong: it wasn’t horribly traumatic or anything (and it’s been a long time since I’ve had one […]

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Enter To Win A Book Lover’s Library

Posted January 21, 2015 by Anonymous

What better way to pass the time this winter than curling up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea and a great book? We are giving away a four-pack of amazing reads to one of our lucky readers. […]

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Book Review: Big Little Lies By Liane Moriarty

Posted January 2, 2015 by Anonymous

I’m not much of a Hollywood Star gazer, but I have to say that I kind of love Jennifer Garner. My admiration of her has nothing to do with her acting ability (although I hear that she’s quite talented), and […]

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Checking out Gretchen Rubin’s “Better Than Before”

Posted December 26, 2014 by Tanya McGinnity

I admit to being a Gretchen Rubin fangirl. I’ve read her previous book, “The Happiness Project” and liked it quite a bit. She’s like an investigative journalist for topics relating to human nature that she finds both interesting and challenging (coincidentally these are topics that I’m into as well). Before you say “pffft” and pass […]

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Book Review: “Dear Daughter” By Elizabeth Little

Posted December 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Something weird used to happen to me every time I visited my parents. I should probably start off by saying that visiting them wasn’t easy: it took at least a full day of plane travel to get to their house […]

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What I’m Reading: Slogging Through Marriage

Posted December 4, 2014 by Jennifer

Weddings are wonderful; newlywed life is exciting and full of life, but marriage… marriage is hard. Don’t get me wrong. I’m happily married and wouldn’t trade my husband for any other partner, but being married can be work. Figuring out […]

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What To See At INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

Posted November 12, 2014 by Jennifer

Toronto-area book lovers are looking forward to a new and exciting event this weekend. INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair is Canada’s book exposition for all things print and digital, launching this weekend, November 13 to 16, 2014. From literature to […]

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7 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Month

Posted November 11, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie November is family literacy month! It also happens to be the best time of the year to indulge in some serious reading—the rainy days, cold nights, the lull before the Holidays—November is meant for curling up […]

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What I’m Reading: Let’s Hear It For the Girls

Posted November 4, 2014 by Jennifer

My nine-year-old daughter is a voracious reader of series. She has plowed through everything from Magic Tree House to Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories trilogy, and she loves finding a series that gets her hooked. Recently she started Rick Riordan’s […]

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Memoir: Velvet & The Mousehouse Years

Posted October 16, 2014 by Sonya

Velvet Haney went from living a life of poverty in the slums of Toronto in the 1960s to gallivanting around the world as a high fashion model, returning to Toronto 14 years later. And for over 50 years, she has […]

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What I’m Reading: Fall Books

Posted September 30, 2014 by Jennifer

Aaaaahhhh fall! So much to love about the season: boots and tights; apple crisp and pumpkin pie; cooler days and turning leaves. And just as we leave our beach and pool days behind, so too do we turn away from […]

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Book Review: “Turning Confusion into Clarity”

Posted September 14, 2014 by Tanya McGinnity

Yongey Mingur Rinpoche’s latest book “Turning Confusion into Clarity” did just what the title promised. Well, at least the first two sections…. As a student and practitioner who is getting ready to dip a toe into ngondro practices (steady there, I still have a little ways to go), this book came at the right time […]

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Currently reading: ‘Turning Confusion into Clarity’ by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Posted September 1, 2014 by Tanya McGinnity

I have been enjoying to no end the latest book from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche titled “Turning Confusion into Clarity”. It’s one of those ‘Oh look. I highlighted everything’ kind of books. It’s one of those “I know I will be referring to this book often in my life’ kind of books. It’s one of those […]

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In praise of audio books

Posted June 18, 2013 by Darren

Podcasts were my gateway drug into audio books. Some time around 2007, I started listening to more books than I read. Some of my first audio…

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