Margaret R. Miles taught historical theology at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Her most recent book is Beyond the Centaur: Imagining the Intelligent Body (forthcoming from Wipf and Stock).
What books compel a second—or third or fourth—reading? How is the second reading different from the first, and what does the difference reveal about the book or the reader? We asked ten writers, including Margaret Miles, Gordon Atkinson, Mary Doria Russell, Diana Butler Bass and David Cunningham, to name a book that they chose to reread, and to share their reactions "the second time around."