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.

‘What Has Cast Such a Shadow upon You?’ Reading Benito Cereno after the Election

As my students and I discussed Herman Melville‘s “Benito Cereno” the text on Friday, many of them wept.

Leadership Mosaic by Daniel Montgomery, Free for CAPC Members

Leadership Mosaic will remind you to evaluate your heart, your motives, and your relationship with God as it pertains to a role of responsibility.

Ophelia Alive by Luke T. Harrington, Free for CaPC Members

Despite the blood and grime, Ophelia Alive is probably best approached less as a horror novel and more as a philosophical thriller.

Impossible People by Os Guinness, Free for CaPC Members

Os Guinness’ Impossible People is not afraid to be as tough on Christians as it is on their cultural enemies.

“The World Is Magical”: An Interview with S. D. Smith, Author of The Green Ember

For S. D. Smith, author of The Green Ember series, ‘great fantasy . . . is all about possibility and about gateways to better seeing.’