Books for the Beach (Jonathan Wilson)

I invited our professors to tell us what about books they would recommend as we lounge away our balmy summer days. Someone lounges in the summer somewhere doesn’t one? Anyway, I asked Jonathan Wilson, our professor of theology at Carey, worrying that he would advise some mildewy tome from his library tomb (you should see the enormity of it!). But what he came up with is…

Thomas A. King, An Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.

Now that sounds interesting. Thomas King is one of Canada’s great public intellectuals: novelist, story-teller, philosopher, historian, prophet. In this book he tells the story of “Indian-White” relations with anger, humor, wit, and, if we will listen and act, hope. It is especially timely to read it as Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission concludes after meeting in Vancouver this fall.

Jonathan gives this book ★★★★.

And if you wish to read another 4-star book, see Jonathan’s own “God’s Good World” reviewed previously in our blog.

Paddy Ducklow
My name is Paddy Ducklow. I am retired from CAREY but happy to have my past blogs here. I have had the privilege of assisting faculty, board, staff, pastors, students, etc. to write their thoughts and become published. Today, I can be found at www.theducklows.ca