Reading the Reformation in 2017
Historians are still finding new things to say about Martin Luther and his movement.
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Roper's biography is her frank and insightful treatment of Luther's physicality, including his elemental sense of sin, flesh, and worldly impulses.
Finally, Jackie Robinson’s Faith Is Getting the Attention It Deserves
Two books shine a long-overdue spotlight on the Christian convictions of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.
Not so in Michael G. Long's and Chris Lamb's Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography (Westminster John Knox Press) and Ed Henry's 42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
My first impressions were formed by a little story in a children's biography of the missionary Lottie Moon, a Southern Baptist missionary to China in the early 1900s.
The Forgotten Final Resting Place of William Borden
The most influential missionary of the early 20th century never made it to the mission field.
Borden's archives are stored at Wheaton College and Yale University, and his most prominent biography, William Borden: A Life and Fortune Dedicated to the Cause of the Gospel, or
Morning Roundup 9/2/15
Critiquing Well; Maintaining Marriages; Missionary Hero
glowing behind her. The slender children's biography still has the price tag; 25 years ago, I paid $3.95 at the Shepherd's Shoppe in San Antonio. From the
Richard John Neuhaus, Warts and All
A new biography captures the life and times of a brilliant, headstrong champion of faith in the public square.
A new biography captures the life and times of a brilliant, headstrong champion of faith in the public square. Richard John Neuhaus, Warts and All. A
20 Truths from Blind Spots by Collin Hansen
Collin Hansen's new book calls Christians to love each other despite our differences.
is the author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists and has written for Books & Culture, Tabletalk, Leadership, and Christian History & Biography.
Mormons and Christians: So Close, Yet So Far Away
What should we make of claims that the two faiths are on a path to reconciling?
What should we make of claims that the two faiths are on a path to reconciling? Gerald McDermott| September 7, 2016. Image: Darrel Birkett / Flickr. The Mormon Jesus: A Biography
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questions. Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero. Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb (Westminster John Knox Press).
Surprised by Religion at the National Book Awards
Why literary culture in America should cause hope and concern
John Lahr, for instance, reading from his biography of Tennessee Williams, not only talked about the social shift from a society focused on the common good to a society focused on the
Before There Was Billy Graham, There Was…
George Whitefield was once the most famous man in America. Historian Thomas Kidd explains why the celebrity evangelist shouldn’t be forgotten.
These interests came together in his new biography of that era's most celebrated preacher and evangelist, George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father (Yale University Press
The Second Life of the Man Who Wouldn’t Run on Sunday
How Eric Liddell, the hero of 'Chariots of Fire,' laid aside Olympic glory for the missions field.
life. This is left to Duncan Hamilton and his new biography, For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr. Hamilton's
The Celebrity Writer who Changed the World
An interview with Karen Swallow Prior about Hannah More's legacy as a writer, activist, and educator
Professor and writer Karen Swallow Prior's biography of Hannah More—abolitionist, poet, and reformer—came out last fall. March is Women's History
Christianity Today’s 2017 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
of the Sensible Shoes series. History / Biography. Kierkegaard: A Single Life. Stephen Backhouse (Zondervan). “Kierkegaard offers an unflinching look
The Bible’s Clarity Should Be Evident in Our Lives
God met me in the clarity of his Word—then came the hard part.
Over time, it has formed my spiritual genealogy and biography. A Book for All Seasons. The Bible, I have learned, welcomes doubters and wrestlers. Job asks questions; God does too.
21 Books Worth Giving as Christmas Gifts
Holiday book list: CT Women writers recommend their favorites.
Journalist Daniel Bergner tells Green's gritty, grueling, fascinating story in a book that's like no other musician's biography you've ever read. —Gina Dalfonzo. America's Original Sin.
Morning Roundup 9/29/14
Ministering to Singles; Christian Schools; Christians and Judaism
In Philippians 3:1-12, Paul describes his personal biography as a Jew; he was born into a Diaspora Jewish family, and joined one of the leading and admired “denominations” of
‘The Good Place’ Imagines an Eternity of Ethics Lessons
The NBC comedy serves up an unusual take on the afterlife with a side of fro-yo, hold the religion.
Earth. Admitted to heaven in an unexplained mix-up, Eleanor finds that Michael has her name right, but all the other details of her biography wrong. Now