Books

Books

Take and read

Troubled times and periods of transition get us looking backward, hoping to find resources in the past for new ways to think about our present problems.

The Hour I First Believed

Wally Lamb has a thing for lyrics. His own prose isn’t very musical—it clunks along like a muffler about ready to fall from an old Ford—but over and over again his characters find something they need in popular songs. His first novel, She’s Come Undone, took its title from the Guess Who and went on to play a veritable jukebox.

Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality

Growing up in a Mennonite conference in Pennsylvania that didn’t ordain women, I met plenty of folks like my mother: women and men who resisted the patriarchy of their church but who couldn’t bring themselves to leave.

Guests of God

Theological discussions of the relationship between Christianity and other religions have been at a steady simmer at least since the 1973 publication of John Hick’s God and the Universe of Faiths.

Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution—A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First

Protestantism is dangerous. It is an explosive and ultimately uncontrollable force that can destabilize and undermine church and government.