Books

Books

The kingdom of God is like a farm

A review of Kevin M. Lowe

Nineteenth-century agrarians believed that community is more important than the individual and solidarity is more important than profit.

Christ in all that is

A review of Niels Henrik Gregersen

All living things are touched by divine grace—and caught up together in movement toward union with God.

Need to confess

A review of books on justice and race

The whole church needs to encounter the courage and truthfulness of the fact that God created us good, to love and be loved.

The United States of intoxication

A review of Susan Cheever

18th-century colonists drank beer with breakfast and continued throughout the day, with average consumption twice as high as today’s.

Four Testaments, edited by Brian Arthur Brown

Canadian pastor Brian Arthur Brown presents the sacred scriptures of four Eastern faith traditions alongside critical essays about the texts.

Jesus and the Latter-day Saints

A review of John Turner

According to some Mormon traditions, God and Jesus have made babies—God with the Heavenly Mother, and Jesus with one of his wives.

Why give alms?

A review of Peter Brown and David J. Downs

Belief in the incarnation places suffering bodies within the realm of Christian responsibility.

The power of small sins

A review of Cody J. Sanders and Angela Yarber

Far from being meaningless slights with minimal harm, microagressions intrude on the spiritual lives of those who are already marginalized and oppressed.

Roots and Sky, by Christie Purifoy

Even in the jagged edges of life, God’s glory shines. And we are the cultivators of this glory.