End of innocence

By Marc Ellis, Unholy Alliance: Religion and Atrocity in Our Time. (Fortress, 224 pp.)

Adhering to Israel’s God

By Walter Brueggemann, Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy. (Fortress, 777 pp.)

May God Have Mercy, by John C. Tucker

By John C. Tucker, May God Have Mercy: A True Story of Crime and Punishment. (Norton, 358 pp.)