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N. T. Wright on Paul: A Biography

I looked up at the “departures” board one more time. The flight from Cluj (Romania) back to the UK had been delayed by a further hour. A double frustration: First, would I make my connection at the other end? Second, … read more »

A Bigger Bridge: Revising and Expanding a Groundbreaking Book on LGBT Catholics
By James Martin, SJ

Within weeks of the publication of the first edition of Building a Bridge, I knew that I wanted to write a revised edition. Why? Simply put, after countless conversations with LGBT Catholics and church leaders after the book’s publication, I had learned … read more »

Resurrecting Easter by John Dominic Crossan

Our book Resurrecting Easter is an adventure, a travelogue, a detective story, and, above all else, an exercise in visual as distinct from verbal theology. It focuses on the radical difference between Eastern Christianity’s universal vision of Christ arising with … read more »

Moving Beyond Deconstructing Faith by Benjamin L. Corey

World War II decimated much of Europe and left once-beautiful cities in smoldering rubble. Homes, breathtaking cathedrals, and bridges, along with nearly anything else one could imagine, were either damaged or destroyed by the evils of war. While war itself … read more »

In the Beginning: A Note from Our Founding Publisher

In celebration of HarperOne’s fortieth anniversary as a HarperCollins imprint in San Francisco, we thought we would pull from the archives a piece by Clayton E. Carlson, the publisher who moved us out of New York in 1977. In this … read more »

The Sign of the Cross: Spiritual Lessons from With God in Russia – Afterword by James Martin, SJ

The final line is, for me, the most moving in the entire book. “Slowly, carefully, I made the sign of the Cross over the land I was leaving.” In the long line of spiritual memoirs written by American Catholics, there … read more »

The Story Behind The Retreat by Jacci Turner

It had been a difficult couple of years. My mom died, and I was asked to leave a ministry position in spiritual formation I loved over a policy issue. Then, a friend of mine surprised me by raising the money … read more »

Marianne Borg on Days of Awe and Wonder
An Excerpt from the Foreword

For as long as there have been Christians, there has been considerable debate about what it means to be a Christian. From the authority of the Bible and the believability of its stories, to the meaning of Jesus, to what … read more »

The Intersection of Harm and Healing
By Carol Howard Merritt

I went to the museum with a friend. We were walking around, admiring the paintings in their humid-free, temperature controlled environment. Standing before a magnificent canvas, I watched the colors bleed with deep blue and red, until their hue took … read more »

The Story Behind The Man Who Walked on Water
By Jacob Beaver

It’s morning. I am sitting at my desk, with leaves falling brightly outside, just as they do in the book. The Man Who Walked on Water is my first published novel, and I wrote it in a year. I wrote … read more »