Why God Created the World: A Q&A with Ben Stevens

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This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by Ben Stevens, Why God Created the World, a remarkable new adaptation bringing Jonathan Edwards’ powerful arguments to life in fresh, contemporary language. Stevens shared some thoughts about the book with us here. What got you interested in this topic? I stumbled onto it while [Read More...]

A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools: A Q&A with Author Evelyn C. Rysdyk

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“When we choose to re-enter into relationship with the spirits, we shift our perceptions of what is real or possible and so can more easily manifest creative solutions to our current issues. In expanding our awareness, we change the landscape of possibilities that are open to us.” – Evelyn C. Rysdyk, author and shamanic teacher [Read More...]

Face to Face with Jesus: A Review

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Beyond inspiring individual Christians to rethink what it means to suffer for Christ or to be willing to give up everything for one’s faith, Habib’s story will also undoubtedly be of interest for evangelists to the Middle East. [Read more...]

How The West Really Lost God: A Review

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About halfway through grad school course work, I had a professor who asked each student in our class what we wanted to do with our lives once we’d earned our Ph.D.’s. His enthusiasm and encouragement for the future professors, administrators, community activists, and citizen-scholars in the group was ebullient. When I said I wanted to [Read More...]

Got Religion? A Book Review

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I am a millennial. Born in 1983, I fall smack dab in the middle of the 20-somethin’, 30-somethin’ generation that has been the source of a great deal of pearl-clutching by American religious leaders of late. The source of their concern—as Naomi Schaefer Riley addresses in her latest book Got Religion? How Churches, Mosques and Synagogues [Read More...]

Vinh Chung’s “Where the Wind Leads”: A Review

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The first time I was inspired to buy 317 million copies of a book and have them delivered to each doorstep in America was after discovering Randy Alcorn’s paradigm-shifting Safely Home back in 2012. I now have a second book to add to the list: Vinh Chung’s Where the Wind Leads. Seriously, this book will [Read More...]


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