January 2008 Table of Contents

Contents of Volume
January 2008 Number One

In This Issue

Everyday Mysteries: A Religious Life in the Real World
Kathleen Norris

“This Reckless Journey”: Immanence and Transcendence in the Poetry of Jean Janzen
Todd Davis

Making Something Happen: Toward Transformative Mennonite Peace Poetry
John J. Fisher

A Defense of Ornament: The Supplement of Literary Language and Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s “Catholics” and “Mennonites”
Robert J. Meyer-Lee

Experiments in Sociolyric Voicing: Dubious Narrators in the Recent Work of Jeff Gundy and Keith Ratzlaff
Ami Regier

An Essential Stranger, Yes: Nick Lindsay at Goshen College, 1969-2000 
Julia Spicher Kasdorf

Writing Out From the Mennonite Family Farm: Gordon Friesen’s Homegrown Grapes of Wrath
Brad S. Born

Revisiting Home: Reading Miriam Toews’s A Complicated Kindness and Sandra Birdsell’s Children of the Day Through the Lens of Ontario-Mennonite Literature
Paul Tiessen

Transgression into Grace: David Elias’s Sunday Afternoon
Edna A. Froese

Regenerative Knitting: Work and Hope in Rudy Wiebe’s Mennonite Triptych
Malin Sigvardson

Research Note: Epistolary Rhetoric and Marital Love in the Martyrs Mirror
Gerald J. Mast

Book Reviews

Janzen, Jean. Elements of Faithful Writing.
Reviewed by Ann Hostetler

Davis, Todd. Some Heaven.
Reviewed by Keith Ratzlaff

Neufeld, Elsie K., ed. Half in the Sun: An Anthology of Mennonite Writing.
Reviewed by Tom Penner

Elias, David. Sunday Afternoon.
Reviewed by Evie Yoder Miller

Wiebe, Rudy. Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest.
Reviewed by Ervin Beck

Isaak, Helmut. Menno Simons and the New Jerusalem.
Reviewed by James M. Stayer

Shachtman, Tom. Rumspringa: To Be or Not To Be Amish.
Reviewed by Richard A. Stevick

Loewen, Royden. Diaspora in the Countryside: Two Mennonite Communities and Mid-Twentieth Century Rural Disjuncture.
Reviewed by Steven P. Miller

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