Take and read

Because Brown’s collection of writers hail from a wide range of theological and cultural perspectives and address biblical authority as something vital to them both as scholars and as members of faith communities, readers will not discover here any simple answers or formulas.

Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire

In this fascinating book, Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker contest a widely held impression of Christianity.

Say You're One of Them

The three short stories and two novellas that form this debut collection from Nigerian writer Uwem Akpan offer a stunning array of opening sentences:

“Now that my eldest sister, Maisha, was twelve, none of us knew how to relate to her anymore.”

Reformation Christianity: A People's History of Christianity, Volume 5

"I am the church, you are the church, we are the church together.” Every child who has ever spent a sultry summer morning at vacation Bible school has learned that song. It reflects the wisdom that the church is more than buildings or preachers or prayers or doctrines. The church is the people of God.

Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Is it ever justifiable to intentionally target innocent civilians in order to achieve political or military ends? Eighty, 81 and 86 percent of British, Canadian and American citizens say never. But only 46 percent of Iranians say never.