"...In [Just Call Me López], the premise of two people intersecting across the centuries really works, because it underscores a key point: that the spiritual journey of López is one that is universal. Its as if López and Rachel are a Venn diagram... and the overlapping part of their circles is that deep core of the human heart that longs to find the sacred and the true. Throughout the book, we get a first-hand look at Ignatian spirtuality, at his way of seeing the world and finding God in every bit of it."
-- Ginny Kubitz Moyer, author of Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God
"Would your world be changed if you had regular coffee (and wine) dates with the 16th-century Spaniard Ignatius Loyola? Thats the implicit question posed in this intriguing time travel experiment by Silf, whose previous book, Inner Compass, explored the fundamentals of Ignatian spirituality in a modern context. In a series of fictional encounters between her narrator, Rachel, and the Jesuit founder (never mind the initial premise, which is a bit awkward), the writer introduces readers to the biography of a Christian mystic whose writings and methods continue to have an outsize influence on contemporary Christian spiritual practices. Using accessible language and inviting vignettes, she also explores topics that include praying with the Scriptures, the use of the imagination, and suggestions for how to follow in the footsteps of Christ. Though Silf asserts that her heroine Rachel is a work of fiction, theres a fascinating and persistent critique of ecclesiastical hierarchy that raises its own questions. Come have a drink with Ignatius. You wont be disappointed. (Aug.)"
-- Publishers Weekly
"In this unlikely tale of a 16th-century soldier-turned-saint and 21st-century woman, we see what happens when one person opens herself to a real-life, real-time experience of the communion of saints. The two are as different as pen-and-ink and laptops are as writing instruments, but their conversations show us that lifes really important questions dont change with the times and technology."
- Steve Givens, Faith, History and the Creative Life