Comments on Making My Way in Ethics, Worship, and Wood

“Rarely do we have such detailed accounts of how mentors, diverse cultures, life transitions, sacred rituals, and rigorous scholarship have influenced intellectual breakthroughs. Everett invites readers to see the arduous effort of ‘making connections’ among his life experiences and to participate in discerning the transformative power of his work for persons, the church, and public life.”

 —Luther E. Smith, Jr., Professor of Church and Community, Emeritus, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

“Readers will delight in accompanying Everett on his many journeys—from literal travel across the globe to his seminal intellectual explorations to his impressive artistic adventures. Everett is not only an accomplished ethicist, teacher, and author, but also a spellbinding storyteller. And we are most fortunate for this opportunity to witness him weaving together the illustrious strands of his own personal story in this fascinating volume.”

—Thomas Massaro SJ, Professor of Moral Theology, Fordham University

Making My Way in Ethics, Worship and Wood is a testament to Bill’s liberation of a wealth of comparable ethical, political and theological symbols captive to the dualism of sacred and secular, and to the lifetime journey across the planet, through world history, and into the defining texts of our civilization that brought him finally home to the table worship of God’s federal republic.”

 —J. Ronald Engel, Professor of Social thics, Emeritus, Meadville/Lombard Theological School

“Everett’s insight is always sharp, often profound, developed through a lifetime of careful reflection on so many levels of experience as a teacher, practitioner, and compassionate human being. Making My Way brings it all together in a remarkable, unique, and compelling way.”

—John W. de Gruchy, Professor of Christian Studies, Emeritus, University of Cape Town and Extraordinary Professor, Stellenbosch University