The Examined Life: William Lobdell’s Losing My Religion

One of the biggest surprises about William Lobdell’s book Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion—and Found Unexpected Peace is the respectful tone he maintains toward not only religious people in general, but Christians in particular. Given the book’s title—and considering some of my own experiences, I half-expected the author to
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Making a Stand: Justin Cronin’s The Passage

Full disclosure: I went into Justin Cronin’s The Passage wanting to like it. See, I’m defenseless when it comes to an original, compelling vampire story, rare creature that it has become. Just recalling the first time I read Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot still gives me the willies, I’ve been known to passionately recommend Anne Rice’s
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