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.)

Victims and Sinners, by Linda A. Mercadante

By Linda A. Mercadante, Victims and Sinners: Spiritual Roots of Addiction and Recovery. (Westminster John Knox, 220 pp.)

Good or just lucky?

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