suffering

Books

Graphic grief

A review of Tom Hart

We grieve always alone while at the same time needing community. Surely there is a role for the church in this paradox.

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Poetic nothingness

A review of Rita Mae Reese

This collection is suffused with one of poetry’s most fundamental aims: making meaning out of suffering and loss.

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God in weakness

Elizabeth Gandolfo's first book is not just an anthropology. Its more daring and abidingly important gift is a statement about God.

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Cancer and good news

Todd Billings weaves his struggle with a rare form of blood cancer together with probing biblical and theological reflection.

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Becca Stevens's favorite books for ministry

Fall books

What are the best books for ministry written in the 21st century? We asked seven pastors to pick their favorites. — Ed.

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Approaching the End, by Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas’s book is about learning how to die and training how to be human. Broadly speaking, it is a book about time and purpose—or, better said, the purpose of time.