A How-To for Intentional Christian Community: A Q&A with David Janzen


“This is a book we’ve needed for a long, long time…” begins the foreword by Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove in the new book The Intentional Christian Community Handbook by David Janzen. Indeed, for the thousands of communities, both old and new across the country, who are humbly and courageously attempting to live out their faith in community, [Read More...]

Fill Your Cup: A Review of Holy Nomad


Matt Litton didn’t intend this but Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy resembles a deep dish pizza with everything on it. Even after you pick off what you don’t like, what’s left is still pretty good. By that, I mean that the book speaks to spiritual toddlers as well as to the marathoners among [Read More...]

Holy Nomad: A Q&A with Author Matt Litton


Have you ever felt like there was something more to the life you’re living? If so, a new book by Matt Litton, Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy, might be just the invitation you need to break free. Litton, an English teacher and author, wrote Holy Nomad based out of his own experience – [Read More...]

Tolkien, Interdependence and the Sacred Ordinary


Devin Brown’s The Christian World of the Hobbit traces the Christian roots of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was a lifelong Christian and his faith influenced his academic life and writing.  But, Tolkien’s work transcends Christianity insofar as divine revelation cannot be contained by any one religious tradition.  Brown asserts that [Read More...]

The History of New Thought: A Q&A with John S. Haller, Jr.


This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book The History of New Thought: From Mind Cure to Positive Thinking and the Prosperity Gospel, by scholar John S. Haller, Jr. This excellent overview of the New Thought movement and its far-reaching influences on the American religious landscape is the first such objective exploration [Read More...]

The Christian World of The Hobbit: A Q&A with Author Devin Brown


On this 75th anniversary of the beloved tale The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, we’re delighted to be featuring a new book in our Book Club by internationally regarded Tolkien scholar Devin Brown, The Christian World of The Hobbit. Brown’s book is the first in-depth look at Tolkien’s timeless fantasy story and its deep roots stemming from his faith. We [Read More...]

A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy: A Q&A with Sarah Reinhard

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy, by author and blogger Sarah Reinhard. We caught up with Reinhard this week, in between her son’s birthday party, helping with homework, and tucking her kids into bed, to ask her a few questions about why she [Read More...]