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How Not to Read Cheesy Books with Your Quarantined Kids
Two judges for the CT Book Awards reflect on what makes books “good”—and why that matters for children during a global crisis.
‘We All Have Plague’
What I learned about suffering and hope from reading Albert Camus’s novel during the pandemic.
Died: Walter Hooper, Who Gave His Life to C.S. Lewis’s Legacy
He kept works in print, edited new collections, and spent a lifetime meditating on everything written by the beloved British author.
Old Books Are Strange and Threatening. That’s Why We Should Read Them.
Alan Jacobs shows how to resist the pull of the present by engaging ideas from the past.
Marilynne Robinson’s Latest Novel Probes the Mysteries of Predestination and Grace
Jack Boughton, the wayward pastor’s son, is a central character. So is Jesus.
Sex Is the Earthly Glow of the Heavenly City
How a lovestruck literature student learned that lesson while walking Oxford’s cobblestone streets.
One on One with Jerry Root on 'The Neglected C.S. Lewis'
What readers of Lewis tend to neglect, are in fact the very books Lewis thought were his best and most important.
Are Great Novels a Thing of the Past?
Or are reports of their death greatly exaggerated?
A Christian Case for Reading Godless Books
Novels like "Girl, Woman, Other" offer something precious: passports to the worlds of unbelievers.
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Valerie Fraser Luesse, a magazine editor, award-winning travel writer, and author of "Missing Isaac" and "Almost Home" (Revell).
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Elizabeth Musser, author of "When I Close My Eyes" (Bethany House).
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont College and author of 'The Alpine Tales' (WordFarm).
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Shawn Smucker, author of 'The Day the Angels Fell' (Revell).
This Fantasy Novelist Showed Me What It Means to Fear God
How Lois McMaster Bujold’s Hugo Award–winning stories depict reverence in the face of divine mystery.
What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday
On the first day of Lent, I’m reminded of a love that “alters not” and “bears it out even to the edge of doom.”
Partner Content
Crafted by CT Creative Studio in Partnership with Revelation Media
How Pilgrim’s Progress Helps Us Die
In the midst of churning waters, Hope directs our gaze.
When Great Writers Wrestle with Faith
Why have so many modern novelists and poets chased after (and fled from) God?
This Novelist Won Me Over with His Sincere Love of Jesus
I read Charles Martin’s Bible retellings with a critical eye. But the more I read, the more I found myself overcome with their spiritual power.
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Katie Ganshert, author of 'No One Ever Asked.'
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.

Top Story January 15, 2021

Are the 81 Percent Evangelicals?
Are the 81 Percent Evangelicals?
Just because people claim the name shouldn’t automatically imply they heed what it means.

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