Teach Us to Want: A Q&A with Author Jen Pollock Michel


In her new book, Teach Us To Want, Jen Pollock Michel guides us on a journey of understanding who we are when we want, and reintroduces us to a God who gives us the desires of our hearts. Pollock Michel is a regular contributor for Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics and writes for Today in the Word, [Read More...]

Lunching with C. S. Lewis: A Q&A with Alister McGrath


Prolific author and scholar Alister McGrath talks about his new book If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life for the Patheos Book Club.  Why another book on Lewis? The 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis led to a surge of books [Read More...]

Welcoming the Presence: A Review of John Geiger’s “The Angel Effect”


Book Review The Angel Effect  by John Geiger I have always loved stories of angels, most of them in my reading shaped by accounts from scripture. John Geiger’s gathering of actual “sensed presence” encounters from people around the world, from many spiritual traditions and from those without such a tradition, is a remarkable collection of [Read More...]

Better Than We Believed: A Q&A with Fr. Robert Cormier


This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by author and priest Father Robert Cormier aimed straight at the hard questions of faith. Better That We Believed is a book of questions and responses, told through the stories of ordinary people like you and me. People that struggle with anger, with [Read More...]

Angels, Today: A Q&A with “The Angel Effect’s” John Geiger


“When people in Ancient Greece, or in Biblical times, or the Middle Ages, or in the First World War, or today, talk about angels intervening, historians have always dismissed their accounts as lies or considered them allegorical. I am now convinced that these are real, lived experiences. When people talk of angels, they should be [Read More...]

Lighting a Path for Women Who Doubt Themselves: A Confident Heart


The worlds of Church and women I inhabit are quite different than the worlds of author Renee Swope. Yet I always want to celebrate the path that is opened for women to understand their value in the family of God-in-Christ. In her new book, A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the [Read More...]

A Field Guide for Marriage: A Review of “Just Married”


By Tim Muldoon Review of Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, by Greg and Lisa Popcak There is almost nothing in contemporary popular culture that is good for marriage. On the contrary, there are many significant obstacles or hurdles that a couple must learn to [Read More...]