The Many Faces of Martin Luther
Herman Selderhuis’s biography proves that just about every adjective, good or bad, can apply to the great reformer.
Herman Selderhuis's biography proves that just about every adjective, good or bad, can apply to the great reformer. The Many Faces of Martin Luther.
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
Caroline Fraser's new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder offers a carefully researched, accessibly written biography of Wilder and her social and
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism?
Judith Flanders teases out the surprising mix of religious and secular elements in many beloved holiday customs.
beloved holiday customs. Adam C. English| December 5, 2017. Image: United Collective / Lightstock. Christmas: A Biography Our Rating. Book Title Christmas
Died: ‘Mr. Awana’ Arthur Rorheim
The 99-year-old proved the power of kids ministry and got millions going to church on weeknights.
They established a biblical foundation with their early instruction while offering fun activities and incentives especially designed for young minds. According to his biography:
Learning to Say Hello Again
A New Year's resolution that could make a big difference.
Getty Images. In his superb biography of Francis Schaeffer, An Authentic Life, Colin Duriez tells us that Schaeffer was known for his kindness. In Escape
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
Cantrell, novelist, author of Perennials. History/Biography. Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography. Herman Selderhuis (Crossway). “Not since Roland Bainton's
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.
Reliving the Reformation, As It Happened
Craig Harline portrays the suspense-filled early years of Martin Luther’s movement, when the outcome was anything but certain.
Martin Brecht's three-volume biography of Luther (completed in 1999) and Mark Edwards's Luther's Last Battles (published in 1983) have dealt well with these challenging periods in
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
and death. As the film shows elements from this story breaking into Dickens's biography, it highlights moments of moral consequence. These novelistic
The Clergy Behind Science as We Know It
Enlightenment-era pastors didn’t oppose modern science. They helped advance it.
Historian George Marsden has shown in his biography of Jonathan Edwards that the Newtonian worldview was embraced by the New England clergy (ie, that God can work through
The (Other) Lord of Martin Luther’s Life
What we know—and what we can guess—about the reformer’s wife, Katharina von Bora.
exception. Hence, we have a new biography by Ruth Tucker, Katie Luther, First Lady of the Reformation: The Unconventional Life of Katharina von Bora.
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
disappointing. As the author of the recently released Karl Barth: A Biography for Evangelicals, I was anxious to read the latest revelations about the relationship.
10 Chinese Christians the Western Church Should Know
Meet the men and women who have rooted the gospel message within the Chinese soul.
addictions. He was the first indigenous pastor in Shanxi province, immortalized in Geraldine Taylor's biography, Pastor Hsi: Confucian Scholar and Christian.
The Godness of God
Karl Barth thought we needed to be reminded continually of the obvious, which to Barth was not so obvious.
Mark Galli is editor in chief of Christianity Today. Adapted from his newly released Karl Barth: A Biography for Evangelicals (Eerdmans, 2017). Have something to say about this topic?
Alan Jacobs: Hating Your Neighbor Will Make You Dumb
How tribalism and culture-warring have ravaged our ability to think.
For instance, as the author of a biography on Søren Kierkegaard, I would have appreciated a deeper engagement with the Danish theologian's insights about the dangers of group-think
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
Before her death at 39, Flannery predicted that nobody would write her biography, since lives spent between the house and the chicken yard do not make exciting copy.
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
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
Why Don’t the Gospel Writers Tell the Same Story?
New Testament scholar and apologist Michael Licona’s new book argues that ancient literary devices are the answer—and that’s a good thing for Christians.
He recently released a new book, Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography (Oxford University Press). What was your upbringing like?