New & Noteworthy Books

Compiled by Matt Reynolds

Minds, Brains, Souls and God: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience

Malcolm Jeeves (IVP Academic)

Christians often grow uneasy when they encounter certain teachings of neuroscience about free will and human nature. Jeeves, a leading expert in neuropsychology, addresses difficult questions about the plausibility of faith amid new frontiers in brain research.

Why Study History? Reflecting on the Importance of the Past

John Fea (Baker Academic)

Fea, chair of the history department at Messiah College, devotes himself not only to his own historical scholarship but also to training up new generations of historians. In this introduction to historical study from a Christian perspective, Fea shows how serious thinking about the past can equip believers to better serve God and neighbor.

To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain

Matt Chandler with Jared C. Wilson (David C. Cook)

Chandler's growing family has him thinking more and more about bringing young men and women to Christian maturity. To Live Is Christ is the Resurgence director's attempt to glean wisdom on this subject from a careful study of Paul's letter to the Philippians.

Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison

Joshua Dubler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Dubler, professor of religion at University of Rochester, spent more than six years observing events at a maximum security prison in Pennsylvania. His research uncovers the complex web of relationships linking prisoners of diverse religious backgrounds, prison guards and chaplains, and volunteers from outside organizations.

Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer

Ted Kluck (Thomas Nelson)

The star quarterback known as "RGIII" has legions of fans who delight ...

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