Books

Books

Evangelical reformer

Michael Kazin, a scholar of U.S. populism who catalogues William Jennings Bryan’s many public incarnations, chose to write about the Great Commoner for several related reasons.

Neighborhood saint

When i finished this book I wanted to read it all over again. It’s that kind of work. For cinephiles, think Dead End meets Going My Way with a bit of Sleepers thrown in for realism and good measure. Films instead of books come to mind because The Witness of St.

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.