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To read the life story of Imam Imad Enchassi is to marvel at how he has lived through war, ongoing discrimination and the travails of a refugee – and done so with great success and with mercy and love beyond degree. […] Read More

‘Our Muslim Neighbors’

A vast majority of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims – over 97% – are upright citizens who defy combative, radicalized stereotypes and caricatures portrayed on the news. That’s the point in Victor Begg’s book, ‘Our Muslim Neighbors.’ […] Read More

Truth can be unsettling. That’s why so many ignore it in favor of false but more comfortable narratives. For those who dare to face uncomfortable truth – since Jesus said such is the key to personal and spiritual freedom – there is a new resource worth reading: “Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the […] Read More

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl with Asperger’s syndrome, has inspired millions of students around the globe to challenge the world’s leaders to take action against climate change. Her new book is worth the read. […] Read More

‘America’s Holy Ground’ covers all 61 of the national parks in the United States, but it’s not a field guide. Instead, the authors, Brad Lyons and Bruce Barkhauer, offer a brief devotion or ‘reflection’ on each park. […] Read More

Preachers should use every technique possible, including humor, to develop their sermons, says pastor and comedian Susan Sparks. Her how-to book on sermon preparation is pure gold for those who wish to improve their sermons. […] Read More

The late John Nelson Darby casts a giant shadow over the Brethren movement and continues to influence huge swathes of Christian fundamentalism. A new book offers an unsparing look at how he molded the movement into a Christian cult. […] Read More

“Paradoxology: Why Christianity Was Never Meant to Be Simple,” a book by Krish Kandiah first published in 2014, does not shy away from some of the most difficult questions about the Bible. It’s a great gift to the church. […] Read More

Serene Jones, author and president of Union Theological Seminary, writes in her compelling and nearly flawless book that God holds all of us in love and empowers us to take care of ourselves in an imperfect world. […] Read More

The U.S. has a serious problem when it comes to gun violence. Some say it’s a gun problem; others a people problem. In their new book, authors Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin argue that it’s both. […] Read More