Jonathan Martin (Tyndale)
Only as we grasp God's astonishing love for us, says Martin, can we truly learn to live like Christ. Martin, pastor of Renovatus ("A Church for People Under Renovation") in Charlotte, North Carolina, shows how Jesus fully embraced his identity as God's beloved Son—and how we can, too.
Allan Chapman (Lion Books)
Not until relatively recently in history has the assumption stood that science and faith are locked in perpetual conflict. Chapman, historian of science at Oxford University, uses the historical record to reveal how different this modern view is from a more nuanced understanding that prevailed in the past.
Rupert Shortt (Eerdmans)
Shortt, religion editor for The Times Literary Supplement, argues that Christians across the world are persecuted more than members of any other religious group. In Christianophobia, he serves up chapter-length profiles of the countries where Christians face the severest threats of violence, harassment, and injustice.
Andrea Tornielli (Ignatius Press)
Pairing a humble, servant-like manner with a commitment to Christian orthodoxy, Pope Francis has impressed Catholics and non-Catholics alike in the inaugural months of his papacy. Tornielli's biography, drawing upon the fabled Vatican reporter's wealth of inside knowledge, is a timely introduction for all who are curious to know more about the new pope's background and vision.
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