Unweaving the Rainbow, by Richard Dawkins

By Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder. (Houghton Mifflin, 337 pp.)

The Religious Art of Andy Warhol, by Jane Daggett Dillenberger

Andy Warhol's images of soup cans, brillo boxes, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Mao Tse-tung have been silk-screened onto our consciousness. Warhol has often been portrayed as obsessed with commercial success. He courted the wealthy and famous, surrounded himself with the denizens of the drug culture and hired beautiful young men to pose for his "porno-nudes."

Sweet Charity, by Janet Poppendieck

By Janet Poppendieck, Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement. (Viking, 354 pp.)

A new sexual revolution

The case for modesty

By Wendy Shalit, A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue. (Free Press, 291 pp.)

Letting scripture work

By John P. Burgess, Why Scripture Matters. (Westminster John Knox, 186 pp.)