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The Pursuit of Safety: A Theology of Danger, Risk, and Security

Though there is much to consider with Lundgren’s approach and angle, the book’s potential value seems to dissipate. It reads like an unchallenged premise due to its lack of counterpoints and lack of evidence that adequately supports its argument about safety as a false idol.

The Best Short Stories 2024: The O. Henry Prize Winners

This must-have anthology is a treasure trove not to be missed.

Trustworthy: Thirteen Arguments for the Reliability of the New Testament

This title presents simple explanations of how to examine an ancient text for authenticity and veracity. A valuable work for not only religion collections but also seminaries.

A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, Year C

An important work of great value for liturgists, preachers, and prayer groups. Even if used only as a tool to reencounter God’s word, it will provoke thought and new considerations that can enrich preaching. A recommended addition to seminary and parish libraries and large theology collections.


Alive with the spark of a fresh voice discovering itself, Brown’s novel is written with astonishing grace and curiosity. This is a work to be compared with Marilynne Robinson’s beautiful and boundless Housekeeping, and a writer to be watched with great expectations.


Less a story than a meditation on seeing and what is seen, Cusk’s new novel is a work of quiet intensity with an oddly Zen quality to it; it is a book that makes demands, foremost that readers stop looking and finally see.

The Divine Christology of the Apostle Paul: Retrospect and Prospect

Informative, challenging and ultimately quite engrossing, this highly recommended title carefully unpacks selected New Testament passages. It reveals new facets and offers insights into profound and depthless truths about Paul and his understanding of who and what Jesus was.

Sturge Town: Poems

Like one of his heroes, Bob Marley, Dawes changes not just the way readers look at the world but the lens through which they see reality. His is a transcendent vision, filled with tenderness, curiosity, and compassion for what has been and what might be.

A Year of Last Things: Poems

A powerful, thoughtful collection of observations and contemplations; a beautiful and valuable addition to the world of poetry by one of its most inspiring writers. Readers who love the work of W.S. Merwin, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, and Louise Gluck will want to savor this new collection.

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