To ‘Look Foul and Feel Fair’: Tolkien’s Influence on a Romantic YA Trope

Hope is one of the main reasons adult readers flock to YA books despite being “aged out” of the target audience.

You Welcomed Me by Kent Annan, Free for CAPC Members

You Welcomed Me is a slender, but powerful, meditation for Christians living in relative economic, political, and spiritual comfort, challenging us to reflect on how we think about the strangers who live—or seek to live—among us.

Tethered to the World: Remembering Mary Oliver

Oliver’s poetry reminds us that astonishment is a bridge between us and the beauty of creation.

The Passion of the King of Glory by Russ Ramsey, Free for CAPC Members

Reading about Christ’s life in a new format is a refreshing reminder of what His sacrifice means for our lives.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Eleven Writers Writing

Here are 11 great writer that will give your mind a reprieve from the hot takes of the day.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Seven Graphic Novels

Seven graphic novel recommendations that reflect some small segment of the morass of social issues many of our readers faced, explored, or at least were cognizant of in 2018.

George Bailey at the Bridge: The Costly Virtue of It’s a Wonderful Life

If we’re not willing to give of ourselves for the communities in which God has placed us, what will be the cost of the absence of our virtue?

The First Days of Jesus by Andreas Köstenberger and Alexander Stewart, Free for CAPC Members

Readers are able to experience the supposedly familiar early chapters of Matthew, Luke, and John with new eyes.

Can We Trust the Gospels? by Peter Williams, Free for CAPC Members

This book is great short read on the trustworthiness of the Gospels, and perhaps a good read to share as Advent turns our culture’s attention to these same documents.

How Black Empowers the Persecuted

Jesus’ creative work mirrors that of Black’s creators.

Breaking the Marriage Idol by Kutter Callaway, Free for CAPC Members

Marriage should not be the norm that orients the communal life of the church.

Teju Cole’s Blind Spot: An Antidote to Instagram Syndrome

Social media trains us to reduce living, breathing human beings to brands and stereotypes, but Teju Cole resists.

The Ten Commandments by Kevin DeYoung, Free for CAPC Members

If we want to truly love God and love others, the Ten Commandments are good first words for guiding us into a life that does just that.

When Cops Make Mistakes: Thinking through Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give reminds us to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.

The Four: Brands That Want to Own Our Hearts

We’ve entrusted Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Amazon to fill the holes in our hearts—holes they could never possibly fill.

Thanos the Maniac

Thanos is a maniac in the sense used by G. K. Chesterton in his classic work Orthodoxy.