Whatever changes we may hope for in persons, church or society acquire a transcendent meaning only when they participate in the dynamic reality that has broken into the world in Christ. It is instructive that the most dramatic instance of change in the New Testament is a change in the physical figure of Jesus himself.

Minor classics

Mea culpa.

Special Orders: Poems

These poems from Edward Hirsch, a mature and accomplished poet, are remarkable for the way jubilation arises from them, even through the usual heartbreak that poems are often designed to carry.

This Republic of Suffering:Death and theAmerican Civil War

In a beautifully written, deeply researched and profoundly thoughtful book that may earn her the title of the finest Civil War scholar in the United States, Harvard’s new president, Drew Faust, takes the reader on an emotive and analytical tour of death in Civil War America.


Death is a recurring theme in this follow-up to Woiwode’s earlier memoir, What I Think I Did: the death of his mother at an early age; a farming accident that nearly cost him his life; the death of his father and his coming to terms with the legacy his father left him; and the near death of his son Joseph, to whom much of this memoir is address