A tech-savvy Christian sexual ethic
Kate Ott challenges us to practice erotically attuned love everywhere, even online.
The myth and reality of Jim Thorpe
David Maraniss’s biography of the legendary athlete highlights the contradiction in White America’s attitude toward Native people.
The rapture and beyond
Daniel Hummel shows how deeply dispensationalism has shaped American religion.
Standing on holy ground
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s poems carry the vision that all land, all people, and all moments are sacred.
Ekow Eshun’s journey into Black artistic consciousness
The writer and curator expounds on his celebrated exhibition’s thesis: that reimagining Black space and time with the fantastical invites a new way of being in the world.
Take & Read: Old Testament
New books about the Old Testament
Is The Hero of this Book a novel or a memoir?
In either case, Elizabeth McCracken’s account of losing a mother is wrenching and tender.
Meet Gil, the protector
The protagonist of Lydia Millet’s new novel is like a mother hen, both to his neighbors and to the birds.
A queer boy in North Dakota
Taylor Brorby’s coming-of-age memoir is a work of defiance. But it is not a tragedy.
Take & Read: Theology
New books addressing theological challenges
How we care for dead bodies—or don’t
Cody Sanders and Mikeal Parsons yearn for a better theology around death, dying, and the body.
From a Western phenomenon to a truly global church
John McGreevy makes what could have become a dull textbook into a riveting narrative of Catholicism’s modern history.
Ruth Bell Graham’s adjustments
Anne Blue Wills highlights the complexity of a woman convinced by her Christian culture that she was created by God to support her husband.
Take & Read: Ethics
New books shaping conversations on ethics
Jedediah Purdy’s democratic vision
This formidable yet accessible book should be homework for every thoughtful American.
Jesus is traumatized
Minister and veteran David Peters invites us to consider our own post-traumatic identities in a new light.