This week marked the first anniversary of Phyllis Tickle’s death (Sept. 22).
In honor of her life, we offer these brief video clips that introduce her work…
One of this week’s best new book releases is:
One of the best new book releases of this week is:
Here is a clip from our review by Amy Neftzger
that will run in our next print issue:
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Love is integral to life and this idea is prevalent throughout the novel. In most cases love is a struggle for us as we figure out how to best love our spouses, children, parents, and others. As part of finding his identity, Jacob attempts to learn how to give and receive love. He wrestles with this, just as we all do, and he tries in his imperfect manner to reason out the best way to demonstrate love, knowing that that intent and perception may be two very different things. Eventually he comes to the conclusion that without love each of us will die. However, each of us will also die with love, but not all deaths are equal. Love won’t make anything last longer than it should, but love is essential. We all need it and it impacts the quality of our lives, as well as how we perceive our own deaths.
In honor of his life and work, we offer this reading guide to his works that flesh out the history and culture of Middle Earth, beyond the familiar Lord of the Rings Series.
How deeply have you read about Middle Earth beyond The Lord of the Rings?
Gladwell has an excellent new podcast called Revisionist history that is worth listening to…
Welcome to Revisionist History, a new podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media. Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
One of this fall’s best theology books is:
This is a provocative book that asks vital questions about how the church should live in the world, and how we bear witness to the good news of Jesus.
*** ALSO, we are planning to do a month-long read-a-long discussion of this book in November, so get a copy and start reading now!
(In order, leading up to the most anticipated.)
*** Be sure to read (or re-read) the book before you see the movie!
Released: May 27. Director: James Bobin
Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska