Comfort Detox by Erin Straza, Free for CaPC Members

Comfort Detox is a valuable stepping stone for people who are disquieted with their own excess but are not sure what to do next.

The Bent Frame of Our History in Eric Metaxas’s If You Can Keep It

Eric Metaxas has written an inspiring book on American exceptionalism. But does he blur the details of history?

Nordic Noir Reveals That Earth’s Happiest Nations Are Not as Utopian as They Seem

Nordic noir’s bone-chilling revelation is that no matter how far we progress as a society, we are limited and weighed down by our corrupt natures.

Interpret Carefully: Balancing Caution and Hope in Responding to Shusaku Endo’s Novel Silence

If there is a faithful interpretation of Endo’s Silence, it comes because the martyrdoms of the Japanese Christians and Garrpe may successfully testify against the self-justifications Rodrigues offers for his apostasy.

Alien and Station Eleven Reveal the Limits of Survival and Human Nature

Two acclaimed works of fiction challenge the notion that mere survival ought to be humanity’s highest goal.

Making Amends: Eve Tushnet on Addiction in Our Time

It turns out that it is possible to write a hilarious novel about addiction. Eve Tushnet pulls off such a feat (along with offering plenty of insight) in her book on a Reality TV show set at a rehab center.

Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts, Free for CaPC Members

In Imagine, Steve Turner proposes that Christians ought to learn to understand art better and should feel able to participate in the arts more freely.

“An Odd Sort of Mercy”: Jen Hatmaker, Glennon Doyle Melton, and The End of the Affair

Is God’s definition of love restricting us from happiness or freeing us from the self-love that entangles us?

The Best Children’s Books of 2016 Are Full of Joy and Wonder

Here are a few of 2016’s best children’s novels; they’re sure to fill you and your loved ones with a sense of childlike joy and wonder.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew by Nancy Guthrie, Free for CAPC Members

Nancy Guthrie’s overwhelming message in What Grieving People Wish You Knew is to enter into the awkwardness and difficulty of loving grieving people.

A Dialogue with Death

Dystopian stories must be told because when humanity tries to create Eden, Death follows.

Dystopian Protagonists and the Pursuit of Greatness

All this focus on personal greatness has its drawbacks.

The High Price of Survival: Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time

Sometimes an artist has to choose between living a principled life or just living at all. The novelist Julian Barnes imagines the high cost of this choice for the composer Shostakovich under Stalin.

Poetry, Prophecy, and Power in The Bards of Bone Plain & Last Song Before Night

Novels by Patricia McKillip and Ilana Myer suggest another role that poetry might yet play in our society: the project of re-enchantment.

A Biased Father and His Not-So-Cursed Child

If utopia is to be found by separating the good from the bad, we need someone with an objective view to do the sorting.

Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age by Bob Cutillo, Free for CAPC Members

Dr. Cutillo seeks to engage readers in rethinking, and re-engaging, health and care from a redemptive approach.