Archives for August 2013

Talking ‘Bout Sex … and Faith: A Q&A with Kate Ott

Kate Ott, a professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University, Theological School, knows that talking with your child about sex can be scary. Her new book, Sex + Faith, comes along to help. It aims to help parents incorporate their faith values with sexual information so they can answer questions, discuss sexuality at each stage of childhood, [Read More…]

On a Mature Christian Life: A Q&A with Matt Chandler

This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book by popular author and pastor Matt Chandler To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain. Chandler explores the pages of the apostle Paul’s radical letter to the Philippians as a road map of sorts for achieving authentic Christian maturity. Here, Chandler answers some questions [Read More…]

A Land Without Sin: A Q&A with Author Paula Huston

Popular Catholic author and professor Paula Huston’s new novel comes out this month, A Land Without Sin. Set in the jungles of southern Mexico in the early 90s, the book is described as a modern-day journey into the heart of darkness, in which a sister goes searching for her lost brother, who happens to be [Read More…]

Rock-Bottom Blessings: A Q&A with Author Karen Beattie

In the new book Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God’s Abundance When All Seems Lost, Karen Beattie faces serious challenges: she loses her job, experiences a miscarriage, and encounters heart-wrenching difficulties in adopting a child. Her faith journey through her grief, loss and disappointment is at the heart of her book, now featured at the Patheos Book [Read More…]

Frank Schaeffer Reads From His Latest Novel: And God Said, “Billy!”

Over on Frank Schaeffer’s blog, this famous former Evangelical-turned-Progressive-Christian-son is reading excerpts from his newest book, And God Said, “Billy!” It’s a real treat to hear Frank read from his funny and poignant work. The book has been warmly endorsed by the likes of Brian McLaren and Kevin Miller. And God Said, “Billy!” is a darkly comic [Read More…]

The Global Public Square: A Review

Not getting along is nothing new. We’ve been doing it for centuries and we’re getting better at it all the time. The only major difference lies in that through most of human history up through the Cold War of the late twentieth century, we didn’t care all that much. We wanted to get along as [Read More…]

Slaying Giants, Again and Again

Confession time here – I came to Five Stones: Conquering Your Giants set to dislike it. As I unpacked it, I thought, “Fine. Another book on how I’m supposed to solve my life by a formula devised by some ‘personal trainer’ who smears their face with tofu and is the expert on this kind of stuff. [Read More…]