Will Willimon tells preachers to put aside sentimentality.
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life With French Novels and Rose, oil on canvas, 1887.
Christian nationalism, reading the Bible in a pandemic, what to do about Whiteness, and more
David Vincent’s exhaustive tome suggests that fruitful solitude has often been linked to privilege.
Susanna Clarke weaves magic into her readers’ lives.
White Too Long envisions the hope that could follow recognition and repentance.
Esau McCaulley’s book reclaims what the Black church has always known.
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Ariel Sabar’s nonfiction book contains more twists and turns than a car chase.
Sean Gandert’s novel asks us to decide if a man is a saint or a sham.
Jessica Goudeau’s new book embeds the memoirs of two very different women in a primer on what it means to seek refuge in America.
Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler show how multiple traditions arise when different people read the same text.
Daniel Hornsby’s debut novel has a wonderful road-trippy feeling.
Jon Butler’s dazzling study of faith and practice in a 20th-century metropolis
The Wampanoags shared the gifts of the land. The colonists responded with greed and ingratitude.
The beloved American poet lifts the everyday into the realm of the transcendent.