Books

Books

Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

A good preacher should be able to teach in a right and orderly way . . . be able to speak well . . . have a good memory . . . be sure of the material and be diligent . . . stake body and life, goods and honor on it . . . [and] know when to stop,” said Martin Luther.

High anxiety

If life in America has improved so much since World War II, why do we feel so insecure and unhappy?

She Who Changes: Re-Imagining the Divine in the World

When Carol Christ’s mother was dying, with her husband and daughter flanking the death bed, Christ felt a sensation she had never before experienced: the room was flooded with love.

The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life

It’s amazing and comforting to realize that world religions scholar Huston Smith, 84, has been toiling in the fields of the Lord for more than 40 years, teaching more than one generation of students and readers the many names by which the Lord is called.

Bookish lives

Not only have book sales been rising in recent years, but those who love to read are speaking out. A subgenre of the memoir has appeared: the memoir of the reading life.