Even Bank Presidents Want Spiritual Awakening

After 30 years in banking, David Mackaman was burnt out. Exhausted with the corporate pressures of constantly improving performance, at age 55, he retired as regional president of Wells Fargo Bank’s operations in Des Moines, Iowa. When asked what he planned to do with the rest of his life, he replied that it would involve “exploring spiritual aspects of the human condition,” as well as eating...

Spiritual Misfit – A Memoir of Uneasy Faith

The first half of Michelle DeRusha’s debut book “Spiritual Misfit,” is largely a sad story about a woman who could desperately use help from the Divine but doesn’t realize she has access to it. Unfortunately, her experience growing up Catholic was one where the Devil played the main character. In catechism, she writes, “I memorized the Ten Commandments and heard a lot about Satan and hell;...

Living with a Wild God

The title of Barbara Ehrenreich’s new book looked intriguing: “Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything.” Unfortunately, Ehrenreich didn’t so much live with a wild God as she avoided living with a wild God, which makes her book a lot less compelling than it might have been. Ehrenreich, author of the bestselling book “Nickel and Dimed,” is a smart...