...with a good many projects (one book has now gone to the printer. Another is slowly gestating. Diary rather full with various speaking engagements. Australia trip at planning stage). But never too busy to read.
Here are two books you shouldn't miss: Michael Burleigh's Sacred Causes: Religion and Politics from Europe's Dictators to Al Quaeda; and Peter Seewald's Benedict XVI: an intimate portrait The latter is a cheering read, full of interesting details. It's also rather touching, including as it does some frank glimpses of the author's own spiritual journey.
Michael Burleigh's book is gripping, well-researched, well-written and rather worrying.