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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Looking for Good News About Books Amid the Bad News About Bookstores

Publishers Weekly cited today that the U.S. Census Bureau reports that bookstore sales fell 9.5% for the first quarter of 2014, while the overall retail sector is up 2.2%. If you were a business analyst, what would you conclude if … read more »

The Great and Holy War By Philip Jenkins

This year marks the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, and a flood of books of all kinds commemorates that horrific event. But although they seem to cover every conceivable aspect of the conflict, I … read more »

Saints on the Lonely Walk of Faith

While I was being educated at Miami University (the Ohio one), Jesus let me know that he knew I existed and that he loved me and that he would like me to join his movement to heal and save the … read more »

Barbara Brown Taylor and the Great Mainline Protestant Buzzkill

People still mention C. S. Lewis’s 1947 appearance on Time’s cover for The Screwtape Letters as a preeminent sign of his popularity and breadth of appeal. When Rob Bell and the controversy surrounding Love Wins became a Time cover story … read more »