A counting book that retells Jesus’ parables and a Reformation-themed alphabet book are among my favorite new children’s books.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
Carolyn Bryant changed her story. Does this change the meaning of Emmett Till’s death?
Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir of her family’s flight from Laos is devastating and lyrical.
There’s nothing subtle about Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Marxist critique of life in postcolonial Kenya.
The aqueduct. The roads. An enforced peace to allow a young faith to spread.
Willie James Jennings writes about tangible things—bodies, incarceration, healing—with graceful language that’s hard to pin down.
Ted Peters translates theological concepts into a folksy manual for pastoral care.
Stephen Backhouse’s accessible biography reveals a man who worked hard to conceal himself.
Simone Drake’s book helps readers grow in understanding of a deeply marginalized group: black men.
Anesthesiologist Ronald W. Dworkin reminds me that going to the doctor isn’t the same as sharing a cocktail with a friend.