We failed to bear witness to the gospel in a way that eclipsed partisan division. We failed to offer a united front in the face of a global pandemic. But most significantly, we failed to offer an unambiguous rejection of white supremacy after irreplaceable black lives were extinguished. I felt some anger, but mostly I felt grief.
In this essay I will show how novel reading—and especially novel re-reading—can do what Zylstra says: “disclose God’s glory for human delight.”
In his excellent essay about why people ought to read old books, C.S. Lewis recommends that all readers should read them as much as they do contemporary ones.1 He writes, “It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too …
Though these books are a great way to invite children into the discipline of Lent, they do not need to be limited to kids. These books have awakened in me a sense of wonder and anticipation for the Lenten journey ahead.
The 2017 top books list for iAt Editorial Board members.
So whether you are a die-hard reader or an occasional reader looking for a welcome distraction during these lazy summer days, the following list of ideas will offer you the perfect escape!
Books can help us better understand the world around us, to confront our issues or find comfort in the stories of others. Here are five books that do just that.
So many of these literary works have in them themes of redemption, glimpses of the image of God in the characters, along with reminders of the fallen nature of humanity, even in those we find ourselves most admiring. They help me view this world through new and clearer lenses.
The most circulated books for children and young adults in 2015. What might the young readers in your life like to read next?
A few titles that rose to the top of my list while I was preparing to teach a discipleship course on what it means to be “good busy.” These books influenced my habits and attitudes related to time, and I hope you’ll find at least one that interests and helps you, too.
A life-long and dedicated reader gives her most recommended ten books, both award-winners and hidden gems.
Below are some of the top business related books for 2014. While these books contain some solid content and ideas on business today, there are some areas of business that are changing so rapidly that traditional print books are out of date before being published. This is the case particularly in the area of Digital and Online Marketing. For the …
Do your children like to read? We asked the staff of the Sioux Center Public Library to share with us the most read children and juvenile books for 2014. Of course there are books that are checked out a lot but there are also books often missed and would be a great book for your child to read. Read their suggestions, too!
What books you read influenced your life this year? We asked surveyed some of our readers and here is their top 25 most influential book list.
We are blessed to live at a time when a number of gifted scholars devote their time and talents to illuminating the story of the Christian church. They stand on the shoulders of giants from centuries past whose work has passed on to us the legacy of the cloud of witnesses who have gone before us.
“Life is far too short to ever know enough. The only way to gain knowledge is to have a steady diet of good (not escapist) literature.” Here is Dordt College’s Director of Library Services’ list of books to read.
How do you talk about Jesus with those who have heard about him their entire lives but now want nothing to do with the church? Does ministry to those in their 20’s look the same as it did 15 years ago? Here are five books on ministering to the millennial generation.