Books

Books

Mary Baker Eddy, by Gillian Gill

While factually rigorous, Gillian Gill's biography of Mary Baker Eddy is engaging and well paced. Gill writes with unusual directness about the difficulties of coming to grips with a life of such drama, passion and complexity as that of the founder of Christian Science.

Running on empty

By John Irving, A Widow for One Year. (Random House, 537 pp.)

On God and Dogs, by Stephen H. Webb

By Stepehen H. Webb, On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion. (Oxford University, 222 pp.)

All on the family

By Leo G. Perdue, Joseph Blenkinsopp, John J. Collins and Carol Meyers, Families in Ancient Israel. (Westminster/John Knox, 285 pp.)

By Carolyn Osiek and David L. Balch, Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches. (Westminster/John Knox, 329 pp.)