Ben Myers’s The Apostles’ Creed Reminds Us of Our Roots

When we recite an ancient creed, we aren’t just reminded of our roots but of our current connection to a global church.

Finding Favor by Brian Jones, Free for CAPC Members

Jones helps us think rightly about the intersection of faith and blessing, setting straight some of the tainted notions we have picked up from the world at large.

The Mission of the Body of Christ by Russ Ramsey, Free for CAPC Members

The way Ramsey sets up each of Paul’s letters—with characters, place, time, and social conditions—offers a new and captivating way to understand Scripture.

What Men Can Learn from a Woman’s Call to Ministry: A Review of Kristen Padilla’s Now That I’m Called

Male pastors in particular must be ready to equip and empower women in their congregation when they express an interest in vocational ministry, and this book is a helpful tool to do just that.

Bread of Fellowship: A Review of The Reading Cure

God, the giver of all good gifts, didn’t just give us food—he also gave us other people to enjoy it with us and to help us learn to enjoy it again if need be.

God Is Stranger by Krish Kandiah, Free for CAPC Members

When we recognize how God is both strange and good, familiar and unfamiliar, and how the Bible is strange and true, we need not fear the “unhighlighted” portions of our Bibles, but read them with confidence.

Christ and Pop Culture Summer 2018 Reading Guide

Here are some books we love and think you might, too.

When Your ‘Story’ Gets in the Way of Your Testimony: Lessons from Leslie Jamison’s The Recovering

Jamison’s book recommends the freedom that comes with simply admitting that we need help… like everybody else.

Nancy Drew and the Case of the Fat-Shaming Trope

The Nancy Drew books of the 80s and 90s are aggressively anti-fat, likely contributing to young girls’ earliest encounters with weight loss, dieting, and negative self-image.

Where the Wild Things Are: Max, the Prodigal Son, and Us

But in Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak does not simply recast the Prodigal Son as a children’s fable. The book is art.

Blessed Are the Unsatisfied by Amy Simpson, Free for CAPC Members

Living unsatisfied is the reality we know deep down and no longer need to cover with a shiny veneer.

In His Image by Jen Wilkin, Free for CAPC Members

Wilkin concludes that the hope of the gospel is not that we would just make better choices, but that we would grow into better people. To do that, we need to have a better grasp of who God calls us to be.

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield, Free for CAPC Members

Butterfield isn’t proposing hospitality without personal boundaries, but hospitality that is open to having those boundaries widened for the sake of the gospel.

Your Favorite Marvel Superhero Has an Off-Screen Life

Comic books have the ability to be informative portholes for everything ranging from pop culture, science, and history, to governmental, economic, and social structures.

White Awake by Daniel Hill, Free for CAPC Members

White Awake brings us back again and again, gently but inexorably, to the truths that we’re so unwilling to face, steadily prying our hands from our eyes.

William Hope Hodgson: A Light in the Night Land

William Hope Hodgson’s dark works are not without glimmers of something like light.