Skip to main content

Fame and fortune, that’s what many strive for. But once that’s achieved, many will also wonder if the constant striving after wealth and success was worth it. For David Brooks, such was the emptiness of the “first mountain” he climbed as a successful columnist for The New York Times and a political commentator on TV. After his marriage fell apart, Brooks found himself caught in a valley of despair and wrote this book to help find “the second mountain” of a “life lived as a gift for others.” With his very readable and quotable prose, Brooks succeeds in offering “a practical (and yet spiritual) guidebook to the committed life, to the life lived in service of a vocation, a marriage, a creed, and a community.” While some readers may wish Brooks had gone even deeper into his personal life and beliefs, it is clear he has found joy in a new marriage, faith, and a vocation committed to building “thick” communities and institutions bound by strong relationships. (Random House)

We Are Counting on You

The Banner is more than a magazine; it’s a ministry that impacts lives and connects us all. Your gift helps provide this important denominational gathering space for every person and family in the CRC.

Give Now