Three recent books for families to consider.
"[This is] a book for people like me and hopefully people like you: who refuse to give up on hope, who believe we should regard others from more than a human point of view, who have faith that the gospel can still transform lives ...."
Outlook Book Review Editor Amy Pagliarella compiles a list of devotionals to consider as we prepare for a new year.
Philip J. Reed reviews Andrew Root's latest book.
"Yoo persistently debunks the myth that White Presbyterians would not have known the brutal details of slavery, arguing the practices were common knowledge. Ignorance was no excuse, because ignorance was implausible."
"So rather than give a lecture, Kingsolver delivers a deep dive into a messy world in which young people play the hand they’re dealt, moving from bad choice to poor decision to lesser of two evils. What does hope look like for kids like Demon?"
"Churches in the U.S. have not seen the kind of reconciliation efforts at the same level we’ve seen in the South African church wrestling with apartheid, but Augustine has faith reconciliation can still happen and provides resources to push this effort along."
Amy Pagliarella reviews the latest book by Karen González.
"At a time of almost unprecedented of people – from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Syria to name only the most recent cases – Ellen Clark Clemot's book will be an increasingly valuable resources to educate all Christians in how to practice a loving ethic of witness and welcome."
"...systems of power limit and control us all in some form ... and it's an act of profound faith in ourselves, each other and God to break free."