A Fierce Holiness by Ralph C. Wood

Book Review

A Fierce Holiness

The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor by Jonathan Rogers

Thomas Nelson, 2012
(207 pages, $15.99, paperback)

reviewed by Ralph C. Wood

In 1922 G. K. Chesterton famously described the United States as "a nation with the soul of a church." Unlike virtually all European countries of his time, America had no established state church. Yet it was still founded on a creed—namely, on a set of stated Enlightenment principles that overtly acknowledged God while refusing to enfo . . .