An Elsewhere to Start Anew by Frank Freeman

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A new biography both documents James Baldwin’s journey and demonstrates that it is one which we all, in our own ways, need to take.

Visions of Mandela by Amy Nicholson

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An informative and accessible graphic novel tells the story of the anti-apartheid struggle.

Among the Outcasts by Frank Freeman

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Bukowski can nauseate you and lift your spirits in the same poem. He writes about those people—prostitutes, hard drinkers, “sinners”—with whom Jesus hung out the most.

The Uses of Fantasy by Amy Nicholson

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An essay on an often overlooked literary genre, with a related book review.

Sustaining Grace by Frank Freeman

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A lyrical novel incorporating theological themes, set against the backdrop of a hardscrabble New England farm.

Quentin Tarantino’s Moral Vision by Leonard Engel

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While reflecting the vicissitudes of life, fairy tales tell us what could have been, what might have happened, suggesting ideal possibilities under different circumstances or conditions.

Messenger of Peace by Chris Byrd

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In a flawed yet ultimately life- and faith-affirming film, Italian director Marco Pontecorvo tells the story of the famed Marian apparitions during World War I.

Bearing One Another’s Burdens by Amy Nicholson

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An anthology of essays exploring various aspects of communal life, designed to strength and inspire.

Company of Friends by Robert Kent

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Priest-scholar Rev. Victor Lee Austin's latest book is a study of the theology of friendship.

The Harder Choice by Amy Nicholson

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A memoir of childbirth that raises some difficult questions about faith, grief, and the nature of suffering.