Articles by: Tracey Edstein

Why God? Stories to Inspire Faith, by Richard Leonard SJ

This book is a collection of personal and engaging stories that speak of the power of God working in creation and through unlikely individuals and places. Reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: June 14, 2024

Bright Shining: how grace changes everything

In her new book Bright Shining: how grace changes everything, Australian author and broadcaster Julia Baird explores that most mysterious but necessary of human qualities: grace. Reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: February 13, 2024

The man who knew too much

A memoir by Irish author Fintan O’Toole, We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958, was reviewed by Tracey Edstein for this edition of The Good Oil.

Posted on: August 15, 2023

BOOK REVIEW: A love letter from God

In his new book, The Law of Love: Modern Language for Ancient Wisdom, Father Richard Leonard SJ makes a positive contribution in addressing the tension between Christian liberty and obedience.

Posted on: November 15, 2022

BOOK REVIEW: You had me at frosted teacakes

A new book by Ann Rennie asks you to pause and ponder. It’s a miscellany of musings, ranging from the serious to the whimsical and the spiritual to the serendipitous.

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Book review: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

‘The Dance of the Dissident Daughter’ shows a way forward for those whose faith is strong but who find the version of Christianity on offer critically lacking, writes Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Sing a new song: The Book of Longings

This new novel by Sue Monk Kidd is an inspiring story set in the 1st Century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Let your soul catch up with the rest of your life

One of the features of How to Live, a new book by Judith Valente, is her ability to articulate truths the reader has sensed but never encapsulated, writes Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: August 19, 2020