Read a book!

"Books ... are the written words that guide us, walk alongside us, encourage, and challenge us to think compassionately, to think bigger, to think in a way that includes the 'other.'" — Nadine Ellsworth-Moran

Book Reviews

Children’s books pastors should have

Pastors should keep some books in their offices “for such a time as this.” Books to help parents support their kids through life’s milestones top that list. Pastor/parents review their recent favorites below.

The Peace Table

Jo Wiersema and Amy Pagliarella share the top three children's Bibles, as ranked by Outlook readers. They also review the new children's Bible: The Peace Table.

Outlook Features

Closing a church faithfully

Doug Basler answered a call in 2020 to help revitalize a church. His true mission became a litany to leading – lovingly and faithfully – the letting go.

Friday mornings with José

TikTok influencer José Salguero and PC(USA) pastor Don Griggs find God is present at the public library. (We think #thatsfresh.)

Discussion guide

Discussion guide for July/August 2023 issue

In each issue of the Outlook, we include a discussion guide to further reflect on the issue. We recommend using this guide in your Bible study, small group or book club. It's our invitation into a faithful conversation.


A purposeful gathering 

What does it look like to gather people with intention? Teri McDowell Ott explores this question in her editorial for the July/August issue of the Outlook.

Faithful conversations

Insights columns

Prayers for the moment

A prayer in defense of books

"The right to write, the right to read, and the right to share your story is being threatened," write Andee Zetterbaum and Tammy Wiens. Let us pray.