Runaway Radical: A Groundbreaking Expose of Systematic Abuse


By Kevin C. Neece In Runaway Radical, Amy Hollingsworth continues to do what she does best: weave a deeply personal story with the larger narrative of the love of God and his presence in human lives. And, in his revealing debut, her son Jonathan shows himself to share his mother’s ability to distill the mysteries [Read More...]

Maximus: A Q&A with Richard L. Black


This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Maximus, by Richard L. Black. The fictional account of Roman General Maximus’ undercover investigation and encounter of Jesus is part mystery and part detective story, and an innovative rendering of the story of Christ through the eyes of an outsider. We talked with author [Read More...]

St. Patrick, AA, and Vulnerable Faith: A Q&A with Jamie Arpin-Ricci


“Who willingly exposes their weaknesses? Yet that is exactly that path Jesus calls us to tread, and for good reason: There is more hope in honest brokenness than in the pretense of false wholeness. – Jamie Arpin-Ricci, author, Vulnerable Faith This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by inner city pastor [Read More...]

Tongue Pierced: A Review

Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson’s Tongue Pierced: How the Words You Speak Transform the Life You Live is an accessible and timely book. The rise of social media has made it possible for our words to be broadcast much further and with greater ease than ever before. The ability to speak “anonymously” from behind [Read More...]

What is the Holy Spirit? A 40 Day Journey with Jack Levison

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We seem to know much about God, the Father of the Trinity. We know even more about Jesus, the Son of the Trinity. But that about the third aspect? We often believe the Holy Spirit is a mystery, a vague being about which we don’t know much about. Frequently, we don’t care to learn more [Read More...]

Watch Your Tongue: A Q&A with Author Nelson Searcy


“Words are never neutral. None of us has ever spoken a neutral word in our entire life. Every word that comes out of your mouth and mine has a consequence attached to it, and that consequence will either be positive or negative.” – Nelson Searcy, author, Tongue Pierced This month in the Patheos Book Club, [Read More...]

Blessed Mourning: Reflections on ALOOF, Chapter 10


[This post is part of a discussion on the new book Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides by Tony Kriz at the Patheos Book Club here.] Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Jesus, Matthew 5:4 I hate death. Death of a dream, death of a project, but most of [Read More...]