Psalms, by Walter Brueggemann and William H. Bellinger Jr.

What are the best Psalms commentaries for Christian exposition? Walter Brueggemann and William Bellinger's book deserves a place alongside Clinton McCann and James Mays.

Saying No to Say Yes, by David C. Olsen and Nancy G. Devor

Clergy sexual misconduct gets the most attention when boundary violations are discussed. Olsen and Devor believe that focus gets in the way of addressing the need for other kinds of boundaries that help ministry to flourish.

Tailings: A Memoir, by Kaethe Schwehn

Kaethe Schwehn's memoir of loss, quest, and initiation begins by introducing the special spiritual geography of Holden Village.

Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed? by Michael Kinnamon

Michael Kinnamon raises key questions about the ecumenical movement and its need for renewal. He's ideally positioned to propose answers.

Gateway to Freedom, by Eric Foner

Spring books

Eric Foner resurrects the history of the Underground Railroad, its powerful place in New York City, and how it helped Harriet Beecher Stowe and others bring about the war that ended slavery.