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Review of Welcome to the Episcopal Church by Christopher L. Webber

[Author note:  HubPages is making changes again and I'm moving some of my hubs to other outlets.  This article was originally published in 2011 when I was considering attending Episcopal services.  I don't plan to now, so please consider this a snapshot in time of my thoughts back then. But this is still a good intro book, so I'm republishing the review here.]
A Beginning
I've been looking for a church that isn't too far right or left of center and won't chase me from the pews if I don't take the Bible completely literally. I would also like a church that is open to discussion on the nature of God.
At the very least, I want to be left alone to contemplate God and vote for who I want to without being denigrated. Growing up Baptist and then spending 20 years in neo-paganism, I know this is a tall order as I've found that some people of both religions don't allow much room for discussion politically, religiously, or socially.
From the research I've …

Runa Raven and Rune-Gild News

Update February 2013:  Unfortunately, I didn't receive my order from Runa Raven after many months.  I received one email with a lame excuse but did not receive any response when I asked them to either send my order or refund my money.  While I may still enjoy books that were published through Runa Raven Press, I couldn't recommend doing business with Mr. Thorsson if he ever decides to open the Press again.

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Runa Raven Press, the Northern European tradition publishing house run by Edred Thorsson, is closing September 20, 2012.  Thorsson is the author of the rune magic trilogy consisting of Futhark:  A Handbook of Rune Magic, Runelore:  A Handbook of Esoteric Runology, and Runecaster's Handbook among many others.  I know he's a controversial figure but I enjoy his rune writings as part of the larger body of rune books by many authors and he's certainly no intellectual slouch.

They're still taking orders up until the end date.  Besides runic titles, there are…