Books

Books

For heart and mind

It has been over 25 years since Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline began introducing Protestants to classical Christian spiritual disciplines.

Minding the Spirit

The spiritual life has often been seen as the concern of ordinary saints and well outside the purview of scholars. Indeed, in the 14th century Richard Rolle lamented, “Alas, the shame!

Take and read

Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World. Judith M. Lieu. Oxford Univ. Press, 384 pp., $99.00.

In this multifaceted and sophisticated undertaking, Lieu explores the ways in which early Christian texts depict an emerging Christian identity and reflect the embeddedness of that identity within the ancient world. For all who struggle with the question of what it means to be a Christian, Lieu presents a thoughtful guide.

The Doors of the Sea

December’s Indian Ocean tsunami forced a haunting question to emerge anew: how could an omnipotent God permit such evil?

Confessing Jesus Christ/Preaching Parables to Postmoderns/Testimony to the Exiles

Postmodernism, with its critique of modern assumptions about knowledge, language, authority and narrative, presents new challenges for preachers.