Valerie Weaver-Zercher is managing editor for trade books at Herald Press and author of Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels.
The Forgotten Vice
If vainglory is about stealing glory from God, it is unintelligible outside the house of faith. This may explain why Rebecca DeYoung's book flows against the current of attempts to reclaim narcissism and pride.
How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk
One in four American children—seven of my third-grader's classmates—experience something akin to what Heather Kopp describes in her recovery memoir.
Redeeming God’s Gift of Food
When Rachel Marie Stone offers homilies of food redemption rather than damnation, it may feel like a lovely if disorienting kind of grace.
A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters
Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith render things – a graveyard walk, a dream about an elevator, a Neil Young song – into something else entirely.
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