Books : Excerpts

God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
The Rural Church: A Special House of Prayer
An excerpt from "God’s Country."
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
A Healthier Approach to Disagreement in the Church Begins With One Unusual Word
How practicing forbearance strengthens our fellowship and improves our social witness.
Parents of Prodigals: Let God Work on Your Anger and FearsSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'Hope for the Prodigal.'
How Jesus Discipled Women
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead.
How Dogs Help Us Experience Sabbath RestSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'The Grace of Dogs.'
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
Eugene Peterson: The Pursuit of Happiness Is a Dead-End StreetSubscriber Access Only
How Ecclesiastes shows a better way to joyful living than chasing pleasure
Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven
Modern women have a complicated relationship with domesticity—but God points us toward the true meaning of home.
John Perkins: I Wish I Had Done More to Help Poor White People
An excerpt from ‘Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win.’
God's Feminist Ideals
We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
Peter’s Message to Politically Panicked Christians: Talk About Something ElseSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from ‘This Is Our Time.’
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How Christian Artists Blow the Whistle on Cultural PollutionSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from ‘Culture Care.’
God Doesn't Need You to Try So Hard
A spiritual lesson for chronic achievers.
The Wrath the World NeedsSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from ‘The Crucifixion,’ CT's 2017 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year.
Paul Doesn’t Care Whether You Like HimSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'Paul Behaving Badly.'
Why God Doesn’t Let Us In On EverythingSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'Humble Roots.'
How to Keep Time Like a ChristianSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'Moments & Days.'
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and Transgression
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and Transgression
How the composer (and his lesser-known collaborator) wedded Scripture and music in daring new ways.
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