Visions of Amen, by Stephen Schloesser

Stephen Schloesser considers Olivier Messiaen and his music through the lens of a broad-based cultural history. This is fitting and welcome.

The world slavery made

Edward Baptist so powerfully captures the pain and tragedy of plantation slavery that I had to force myself to turn each page.

Faith Speaking Understanding, by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Kevin Vanhoozer demonstrates that Christian thought is a more engaging, embodied affair than much that passes for thinking these days.

Mercy, by Walter Kasper

Walter Kasper contends that mercy is one of those words that we use without really grasping its profundity.