Books

Books

Election recount

In early 2004, Pat Robertson divined the outcome of the presidential election, then ten months away. “I think George Bush is going to win in a walk,” he said on a broadcast of The 700 Club.

Performing the text

How shall one preach given the lateness of the hour? This question forms a haunting refrain in Richard Lischer’s book, which is based on his Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School. Like the title of the book, the question has more than one meaning.

CC recommends

“Our children are the first generation to be raised without meaningful contact with the natural world,” writes Louv, a columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune and founder of the Web site Connect for Kids. What’s keeping kids indoors?

Exit interview

Why do pastors leave the ministry?

With or Against the World?

In this provocative, wide-ranging and well-reasoned book, James Skillen, president of the Center for Public Justice, analyzes the roots of the deep ambiguity in U.S. foreign policy.