There are always far more books than there are hours for reading, so I try to strike a balance between what I think I need to read and what I know I’ll simply enjoy. In the former category this summer is Lamin Sanneh’s Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity. This thoughtful, scholarly book will help Western and Northern Hemisphere Christians better understand the enormous geographical, theological and ecclesiastical shifts in the current chapter of Christian history.
Hans Küng enters the science-theology conversation with The Beginning of All Things: Science and Religion. With his customary wide-ranging scholarship, he argues that the big bang and divine creation are not incompatible.