Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers, an Invitation to Empathetic Discomfort

Perhaps Mbue’s purpose was to evoke in me just a tiny bit of the frantic sense of what it is to be an immigrant, to be fixated on a version of a dream that will never come true.

Sex in a Broken World by Paul Tripp, Free for CAPC Members

In Sex in a Broken World, Paul Tripp carefully and pastorally tries to show readers a much better way.

The Phantom Tollbooth and Redeeming the Power of Words

A first step in caring will often have to be an individual one—a diversifying of social media feeds, an invitation to conversation, a reading of a book.

ESV Illuminated Bible, Special Discount for CAPC Members

Our members get a discount this month on the ESV Illuminated Bible from Crossway.

Telling Stories of Strange Worlds: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin describes what should be familiar to Christians but is too often strange: the significance and worth of the individual human soul.

Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia by John Dunlop MD, Free for CAPC Members

Dunlop’s book tackles a subject that few of us would care to read about in a way that encourages, informs, and relieves fear.

You Are Not Actually Reading This Right Now: The Paradox of the Mind, and Why I Wrote a Psychological Thriller

Fiction is what we turn to when we have nagging questions that we can’t quite put into more precise language.

Little Women and the Imaginative Power of Family Identity

Like the March family, the Church exists to be a unified body poised to bless the world.

The Digital Art That Graces Our Lives: Boss Fight Books and the Need to Take Games Seriously

Boss Fight Books is a quirky, charming series that weaves together journalism, criticism, game theory, and often a heavy dose of memoir.

Vintage Saints and Sinners by Karen Wright Marsh, Free for CAPC Members

In Vintage Saints and Sinners, Karen Wright Marsh manages to emphasize the vast goodness of spiritual giants while also humanizing them.

American Gods: A Pagan Enchantment Which Does Not Satisfy

What is it about the idea of things, powers, and beings beyond nature that draws people into these stories?

Failing Faith by Wade Bearden, Free for CAPC Members

In Failing Faith, Wade Bearden invites us into his life so that we might find a faith that can hold up under the weight of real-world realities.

Making All Things New by David Powlison, Free for CAPC Members

In Making All Things New, David Powlison is realistic about the fact that sexual brokenness is often wider and deeper than we initially surmise.

‘All Blood and Fire’: The Twin Horrors of Arthur Machen’s The Three Impostors

Arthur Machen’s novel The Three Impostors is a good reminder about the horrors of living in a godless cosmos.

Single, Gay, Christian by Gregory Coles, Free for CAPC Members

Gregory Coles’s short autobiography—Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity—is wonderfully written, refreshingly honest, and deeply personal.

Do Humans Dream of Empathic Robots? What a Blade Runner Can Teach Us about the Image of God

In the Philip K. Dick novel that inspired Blade Runner, empathy is what sets humans apart from androids.