Why Christians need Flannery O’Connor

Like I said yesterday, I’m infatuated with O’Connor. Here’s another review of the latest publication of her musings. Like Mr. Moore it has been on my Christmas list since it was released.

CNN Belief Blog

Opinion by Russell D. Moore, special to CNN

(CNN) — On my Christmas list of gifts to buy my evangelical friends, there’s a little book of prayers.

This is less predictable than it may seem, since the prayers aren’t from a celebrity evangelical preacher, but from a morbid, quirky Catholic who spent her short life with pet peacocks and wooden-leg-stealing Bible salesman stories.

But I think Flannery O’Connor’s newly published “Prayer Journal” is exactly what Christians need, maybe especially at Christmas.

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