duin.jpg Award-winning religion editor of The Washington Times, Julia Duin has released her latest book, “Days of Fire and Glory.” In the book, Duin traces the journey of Graham Pulkingham, an Episcopal priest who led Church of the Redeemer, situated in a Houston slum and for a while one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most vibrant churches. The story investigates the “dark double life” that Pulkingham allowed to twist his theology and his life.

Duin writes not only as a journalist but from firsthand experience — she was an active member of the parish when the story began, and it was her investigations as a reporter at the Houston Chronicle that brought the whole story to light.