Income disparity is likely to keep getting worse, eventually undermining the viability of democratic capitalism. This stark message has made Thomas Piketty's book the object of much scrutiny.
A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War
Bruce Dancis is keenly intelligent, soft-spoken, and possessed of a quiet dignity. So is his new memoir of his time as a draft resister.
A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation
Academics may find no theological breakthrough in Brian McLaren's latest book, but the ones who care about church life may still do a double take.
Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports
Grantland Rice compared the Notre Dame backfield to the four horsemen. Marcia Mount Shoop realigns football with apocalyptic thought—and makes a theological critique of the sport's systemic dysfunction.
I gobble books by musicians. Bruce Cockburn's memoir has more virtues than most.
Michael Waldman traces the Second Amendment's life, from militias to the NRA to the newfound right to have handguns at home.
The Romance of Heaven and Earth
The mainline has struggled to express an ethics or spirituality of sexuality. Verlee Copeland and Dale Rosenberger seek to fill that gap.
Christian Origins and the Question of God
N.T. Wright aims to show how Paul's story of the crucified and risen Messiah is at the same time the story of Israel rescued from extended exile.
Evil Was Loose in the World
Through analysis of denominational statements about what is arguably the most debated military conflict in recent U.S. history, George Bogaski produces an illuminating, if also unvarnished, story.
The Practice of a Writing Life
Robert Benson is a guide for people who don't know how to get from a blank page to a pile of pages called a book.