Good use of doctrine

By Ellen T. Charry, By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine. (Oxford University Press, 264 pp.)

Amazing Grace, by Kathleen Norris

By Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. (Riverhead Books, 384 pp.)

Thrones, Dominations, by Dorothy L. Sayers & Jill Paton Walsh

Dorothy Sayers began Thrones, Dominations in 1936, but soon left it behind to concentrate on other projects, including a translation of Dante’s Inferno.

The shape of the church

Congregational and trinitarian

By Miroslav Volf, After Our Likeness: The CHurch in the Image of the Trinity. (Eerdmans, 313 pp.)