Books

Books

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Ten years in the making, the new Encyclopedia of Christianity, edited by John Bowden, is a major scholarly achievement.

A Woman’s Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity

This book takes us back to the house church meetings of early Christians, meetings that “must have been noisy and bustling,” with women nursing babies, children underfoot, even toys on the floor.

How to Cook Your Daughter

If I had not read Father Joe, by Tony Hendra, I might never have read How to Cook Your Daughter. Having read the former, though, I felt morally bound to give equal attention to the latter.

BookMarks

This volume consists of 13 interviews with people who were personally acquainted with Percy, the noted southern Catholic writer who died in 1990. The best interviews are those with Shelby Foote, the Civil War writer and a lifelong friend of Percy’s, and Will Campbell, feisty Baptist preacher and author.