In his latest effort "Acts of Faith, popular novelist Erich Segal tries to deal with some troubling religious questions. In the view of John Ottenhoff, the novel fails to live up to the promise of its premise.
Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer, a Spanish priest who died in 1975 and who founded the secretive and controversial Opus Dei movement in 1928, will undergo beatification in a ceremony in May 1992 conducted by Pope John Paul II.
The author worked for almost five years as a personal secretary to Opus Dei's founder, Msgr. Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer. Her book is a comprehensive account of the inner workings of the women's branch of Opus Dei.
A discussion of the book by Shanks and Witherington about the "Ossuary of James" with the inscribed Aramaic phrase "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus". It "offers a helpful account of the archaeological debate, coming down on the side of the relic's authenticity. Goes on to a larger discussion of James in particular and the family of Jesus in general.