Why Christians Should Read Secular Novels

At her blog, Amy Julia Becker looks at why Christians ought to read non-Christian novels: In spending time with these fictional people, Lamb succeeded in humanizing individuals who might otherwise have remained a “type” –whether the lesbian artist, the sexual predator, the liberal social activist, or the evangelical from Texas. And in feeling some degree [Read More…]

A Longread for the Weekend: Colum McCann and Radical Empathy

Colum McCann wrote a wonderful novel called Let the Great World Spin that came out a few years ago. It tells a number of stories that span across time and two continents, though it’s mostly set in New York City in the 1970s and just after 9/11. The book won the National Book Award. He has [Read More…]