“Review of James K. A. Smith’s How (Not) to Be Secular” by Rachel Bomberger


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Rachel Bomberger is EerdWord editor for Eerdmans. She loves reading, writing, and Sir Patrick Stewart

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I don’t know how the rest of you wiled away our recent little ice age of a winter, but I spent it listening to C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia.

Several times, actually.

My oldest daughter, sick and tired of the endless snow and cold before we even made it to the end of January, began playing the unabridged audiobooks after school each day to pass the time until spring arrived. She started at The Magician’s Nephew (narrated by Kenneth Brannagh) and went straight through to The Last Battle (narrated by Patrick Stewart).

Then she started over again . . . and again . . . and again. By my count, we made it through the entire series four and a half times before the snow melted and she…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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