The future of family

Edited by Phyllis D. Airhart and Margaret Lamberts Bendroth, Faith Traditions and the Family. (Westminster John Knox, 172 pp.)

Edited by Anne Carr and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, Religion, Feminism, and the Family. (Westminster John Knox, 298 pp.)

The next C. S. Lewis?

By Stanley J. Grenz, What Christians Really Believe-and Why. (Westminster John Knox, 159 pp.)

Twenty Questions, by Paul McComas

By Paul McComas, Twenty Questions: A Collection of Short and Very Short Stories. (Fithian, 176 pp.)

Good or just lucky?

By Anne Tyler, A Patchwork Planet. (Knopf, 24 pp.)