Emily Dickinson, that most elusive of souls. At one moment you feel like you’ve touched hearts with hers and find a kindredness, at the next you feel baffled trying to figure if she really meant that heretical thing she just said. I feel wary of many works of criticism on Emily Dickinson because they easily reduce her to her eccentricities. What I found in Kristen LeMay’s treatise I Told My Soul to Sing is a willingness to walk with Emily soul to soul allowing her to be her most brilliant, human, spiritually sensitive, yet fearlessly questioning self.
If you are drawn to a sacramental view of this world, centered upon the incarnation of Christ in the flesh, you will appreciate the worship-stirring perspective that The Ecumenism of Beauty gives voice to. If you like to sit and think, this book will satisfy your craving for deeper knowledge on the subject of Christian art from a variety of angles.