Sunday, December 28, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: L.A. CATHOLIC WORKER JEFF DIETRICH'S THE GOOD SAMARITAN
This week The Tidings, the archdiocesan newspaper of L.A., has both a feature on and the review of a book by L.A. Catholic Worker Jeff Dietrich.
The book is called The Good Samaritan and I wrote the review--which was a treat as Jeff is a long-time friend.
Here's how it begins:
"A couple of Sundays ago, I drove over to Loyola Marymount for a reading by Jeff Dietrich, a founding member of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker. Members of the LACW run a soup kitchen in downtown’s Skid Row, offer shelter, food, and care to the marginalized and dying at their house in Boyle Heights, and regularly vigil for peace.
Published by Marymount Institute Press, The Good Samaritan is a handsome book — Jeff’s third — with a gray matte cover, ivory lettering and a raised illustration of Van Gogh’s iconic “The Good Samaritan” in sumptuous oranges and greens.
The essays are complemented by Madeline Wilson’s stunning black- and-white photographs and the superb woodcuts of Rufo Noriega. Printed on heavy photographic stock, the end result is just the kind of fine work we Catholics — especially we Catholics — should aim for: a book that demonstrates across-the-board excellence in craft, subject matter, layout, artwork, editing and publishing."
READ THE REST HERE.