A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
It's tricky to write about a life. Much of the book's basic outline will be familiar to readers of Elliot's These Strange Ashes (1975), The Journals of Jim Elliot (1978), and Passion and Purity
One-on-One with Kristen Padilla on Women in Vocational Ministry
Author of ‘Now That I’m Called’ on how churches can better engage and deploy women in vocational ministry.
instead of choosing a side and addressing one camp, I wanted to attempt to write a book I advise my female readers to work these important questions out with their pastors and elders
Joy Davidman: The Woman Who Wanted Something More
Patti Callahan uses historical fiction to trace the transformative journey of C. S. Lewis’s wife.
Some readers might find it ironic, because as much as Joy's faith journey is changed by Lewis, she very much I never write a book hoping someone will take something particular from it.
One-on-One with Kadi Cole on ‘Developing Female Leaders’
“This book will educate and inspire you to better maximize the leadership potential of the women in your church.”
Ed: Why did you write this book? The goal is to include female leaders while keeping our churches healthy and strong. We can have both. Ed: What can readers expect from your book?
Get Close to Refugees, and Let Love Grow
Two new books consider the personal, practical, and theological sides of welcoming the stranger.
He thought he'd write about a swashbuckling journey from Syria to America, filled with action and One year in the life of Smucker and Mohammad introduces readers to what is possible
Making America Hospitable for Religious Outsiders
Muslims (and other minorities) shouldn’t have to elevate national ideals above faith commitments before gaining a seat at the table of citizenship.
bigotry; they have all needed to find a way—little by little—to write themselves and the Muslim experience in America will feel quite foreign to many white evangelical readers (like myself
Responses to our December issue.
holes in it because of their particular historical views, but that may be to their loss as readers. I believe Sandra McCracken is absolutely right to write, “Singing is part of what it means to
‘A Theology of Everything’ for a Pluralistic World
Fuller theology professor Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen thinks Catholics and Pentecostals are doing today's best theology.
It is rare these days for a theologian to write a full systematic theology—a complete inventory of their It provides a much shorter and less technical summary, made accessible to readers.
Will the ‘First Testament’ Grab Your Attention?
Scholar John Goldingay wants readers to rediscover the original feel of the Old Testament in his new translation.
Old Testament scholar John Goldingay wants readers to rediscover the original feel of these the reason we make new Bible translations is the same reason we write new commentaries
Our Jan/Feb Issue: What Are Book Awards Good For?
Guiding the invisible hand of publishing economics.
make a kind of existential choice early in their career: Write to sell, or write to win lists speak volumes about which plotlines and celebrity names and platitudes seduce readers, but they
A Time for War and a Time for Peace
Evangelical attitudes on foreign policy are more complicated than the warmonger stereotype suggests.
study is biased toward the views of the evangelical elites who write for these Readers familiar with evangelicals only through crude stereotypes may expect that they uncritically praised
Jonathan Merritt Wants to Reboot Religious Language for the 21st Century
But his method of restoring “sacred words” to our common vocabulary runs the risk of redefining them.
Merritt states that his goal is not to write a “definitive spiritual dictionary,” and he doesn't expect readers to agree with him on every re-envisioning of sacred words that he proposes.
Wheaton College, Controversial Speakers, and Some Factivism
Ryan Bomberger brings up another controversial speaker, but it just distracts from the real issue.
this was going to be an ongoing project for Bomberger, I decided to write these articles to talk reminded me that my many articles about abortion and life might influence my readers.
How to Defend the Gospels with Confidence
Questions about their reliability deserve better than sheepish mumbling.
Jesus said than of sayings from any other ancient person who did not write a book gives little attention to seeming contradictions in ordering and detail that many readers find perplexing.
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.
Readers recently celebrated the centennial of Madeleine L'Engle, who would have turned 100 on November 29. I write about the companionship of reading as one of the gifts I hope my
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New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
persecuted or revived captures facets of the truth but also obscures the complexity and fluidity of the whole picture,” they write. “It is our hope that this book will acquaint readers with the
David Foster Wallace Broke My Heart
Ten years after his suicide, I marvel at his genius but mourn the crushing burdens he carried.
“And but so …”. And but so … what? Both critics and readers have trouble saying what the book is about. Later, in a short story called “Good Old Neon,” Wallace would write: