Pastor to presidents

In this captivating narrative, Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, veteran reporters for Time magazine, offer details of Billy Graham’s historic relationships with every U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush.

A shared history

Since the end of the cold war, the status of Islam as a rival to “the West” has been fodder for scholarly analysis and popular deliberation.

The Oxford History of Christian Worship

Any addition to Oxford University Press’s rich treasury of companions, dictionaries and comprehensive histories is an event of note. Indispensable resources for generations of scholars and religious professionals, these volumes can be relied on for their readability and thoroughness.

Soul Banquets/Of Widows and Meals

Thanks to the room’s dreadful acoustics, for a few hours each weekday the cafeteria at my daughters’ elementary school is one of the loudest places on earth.