Books you need to know — Dec. 6, 2021

The best books are like good friends — offering comfort and new perspectives. As we enter the long, dark months of the year, here are some new “friends” to keep you company. Whether you are a practicing pastor, armchair theologian or avid reader, we have the perfect devotion, fiction, memoir or theology recommendation for you in our livingly-curated list.

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Books briefly noted Outlook book review editor Amy Pagliarella appraises many new books you may want to add to your reading list.

Looking deeply Through the writings of Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh, Catherine Knott explores the transformative spiritual practice of deep listening.

“Fulfillment” Reflecting on Alec MacGillis’ book, Christian Iosso writes about America’s new capitalism and wonders how the church should react.