Martin was recently asked to share a handful of the books he was reading in 2021. For any of us book lovers contemplating what to delve in to for the coming year, here’s a glimpse of the reading pile…

“The Norton Anthology crackles and bangs with word-magic, devastating on occasion. Submission by Houllebecq is a prophetic tale for middle-aged professorial types getting lost in the passions of the world. She Who Is lovingly and dynamically places Sophia back in her rightful place within Christianity. The Interior Castle is a visionary work that pulls us into deep spiritual waters. Confessions of an Irish Rebel is an old friend, but constantly resurrected when I need a lesson in taut, punchy prose.”

When the Light of the World was Subdued, our Songs came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Edited by Joy Harjo / Submission by Michel Houellebecq / She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse by Elizabeth A. Johnson / The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila / Confessions of an Irish Rebel by Brendan Behan

Martin will be sharing more from the library and on what he’s reading and why over at the new Substack subscription: See you there!