Like many Catholics, I've read a lot more about Christopher West than I have read things by Christopher West. I am very familiar with what his critics say, and also with what his fans say. And when I read his newest book, Fill These Hearts, I discovered that his critics and fans are both right, up to a point.
Fill These Hearts doesn't have any new ideas in it -- and this is a good thing. West has woven together many old and extremely important ideas and presented them for a new audience, one that desperately needs to hear the message that he brings. His writing is clear, accessible, and easy to understand -- but the ideas in it are profound.
He systematically demolishes the...READ MORE