Current Book Project:         

The Spiritual Life of the Mind: Science, Religion, and the Habits of the Brain

(manuscript under contract with Intervarsity Press, forthcoming in fall 2021)

Previous Books:

The Hemingway Files.  Novel published by Blank Slate Press, 2017.

Continuing Bonds with the Dead:  Parental Grief and Nineteenth-Century American Authors. (University of Alabama Press, published 2016)

Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age. (University of Alabama Press, 2007)

American Declarations:  Rebellion and Repentance in American Cultural History. (University of Illinois Press, 1999)

Edited and Co-edited Books:

Above the American Renaissance: David S. Reynolds and the Spiritual Imagination in American Literary Studies. Co-edited with Brian Yothers, University of Texas-El Paso. (Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2018)

The Letters of Mark Twain and Joseph H. Twichell. Co-edited and co-written with Peter   Messent (University of Nottingham, UK) and Steve Courtney (independent scholar). (University of Georgia Press; published in 2017)

Lincoln in His Own Time. (University of Iowa Press, 2011)