7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
John Read is a Great Spiritual Writer,
This review is from: Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World (Paperback)
When you read John Read, you are reminded of the "madness" of Saint Francis of Assisi and all those powerless holy men and women who believe that Jesus always sides with the poor, the marginalized, the outcast, the "wrong" people. Unlike many arrogant and self-righteous "Christians" of our times who claim they know that Jesus supports war and the persecution of "immoral" people, John Dear insists that Jesus' love is all-inclusive and peaceful. Against the many Christian "prophets" who in their own TV programs support those powerful politicians who are pro-war and pro-capital punishment, John Dear reminds us that to follow Jesus means to question the numerous forms of violence that dominate our times. Dear's "insanity" is like opening a window and smell some fresh air. I highly recommend that you read this and all the other books written by John Dear.