• Charitable Writing
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    Charitable Writing

    Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words

    by Richard Hughes Gibson and James Edward Beitler III
    Foreword by Anne Ruggles Gere
    Afterword by Alan Jacobs

    How might we love God and our neighbors through the task of writing? This book offers a vision for expressing one's faith through writing and for understanding writing itself as a spiritual practice that cultivates virtue. Drawing on authors and artists throughout the church's history, we learn how we might embrace writing as an act of discipleship for today.

  • Splendour in the Dark
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    Splendour in the Dark

    C. S. Lewis's Dymer in His Life and Work

    Hansen Lectureship Series

    by Jerry Root
    Notes by David C. Downing

    Several years before he converted to Christianity, C. S. Lewis published a narrative poem, Dymer, which not only sheds light on the development of his literary skills but also offers a glimpse of his intellectual and spiritual growth. Including the complete annotated text of Lewis's poem, this volume helps us understand both Lewis's change of mind and our own journeys of faith.

  • To Think Christianly
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    To Think Christianly

    A History of L'Abri, Regent College, and the Christian Study Center Movement

    by Charles E. Cotherman
    Foreword by Kenneth G. Elzinga

    In this comprehensive history, Charles Cotherman traces the stories of notable study centers and networks, as well as their influence on twentieth-century Christianity. Beginning with the innovations of L'Abri and Regent College, Cotherman sheds new light on these defining places in evangelicalism's life of the mind.

  • Reading Buechner
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    Reading Buechner

    Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher

    by Jeffrey Munroe
    Foreword by Makoto Fujimura

    Frederick Buechner is one of the most gifted writers of his generation, with an important legacy as a memoirist, novelist, theologian, and preacher. In this book, Buechner expert Jeff Munroe presents a collection of the true "essentials" from across Buechner's diverse catalog, as well as an overview of Buechner's life and a discussion of the state of his literary legacy today.

  • Free at Last?
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    Free at Last?

    The Gospel in the African American Experience

    The IVP Signature Collection

    by Carl F. Ellis Jr.
    Foreword by Amisho Baraka

    In this historical and cultural study, Carl Ellis offers an in-depth assessment of the state of African American freedom and dignity. Tracing the growth of Black consciousness from the days of slavery to the 1990s, Ellis examines Black culture and shows how God is revitalizing the African American church and expanding its cultural range.

  • The Arts as Witness in Multifaith Contexts
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    The Arts as Witness in Multifaith Contexts

    Missiological Engagements

    Edited by Roberta R. King and William A. Dyrness

    In search of holistic Christian witness, we must cultivate new approaches for integrating the arts into mission praxis. Written by missiologists, art critics, ethnodoxologists, and theologians from around the world, these essays present historical and contemporary case studies while calling Christians to understand the power of art for expressing cultural and religious identity, opening spaces for transformative encounters, and resisting injustice.

  • Choosing Community
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    Choosing Community

    Action, Faith, and Joy in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers

    Hansen Lectureship Series

    by Christine A. Colón

    Few writers in the twentieth century were as creative and productive as Dorothy L. Sayers, the English playwright, novelist, and poet. In this volume in the Hansen Lectureship Series, Christine Colón explores the role of community in Sayers's works. In particular, she considers how Sayers offers a vision of communities called to action, faith, and joy, and she reflects on how we also are called to live in community together.

  • Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent van Gogh
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    Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent van Gogh

    A Portrait of the Compassionate Life

    by Carol A. Berry
    Foreword by Sue Mosteller CSJ

    Including unpublished material recorded from Henri Nouwen's lectures, this book comes at the request of the Henri Nouwen's literary estate from someone who knew him as a teacher and friend. Carol Berry brings her own experience in both ministry and art education to bear as she unpacks the much misunderstood spiritual context of Vincent van Gogh's work, and reinterprets van Gogh's art in light of Nouwen's lectures.

  • Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality
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    Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality

    C. S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith

    by Gary S. Selby

    Engaging the writings of C. S. Lewis, Gary Selby contends that spiritual formation comes about not by retreating from the physical world but through deeper engagement with it. By considering themes such as our human embodiment, our sense of awareness in our everyday experiences, and the role of our human agency, Selby demonstrates that an earthy spirituality can be a robust spirituality.

  • George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles
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    George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles

    Incarnation, Doubt, and Reenchantment

    Hansen Lectureship Series

    by Timothy Larsen

    In this Hansen Lectureship volume, Timothy Larsen considers the legacy of George MacDonald, the Victorian Scottish author and minister who is best known for his pioneering fantasy literature. Larsen explores how MacDonald sought to counteract skepticism, unbelief, naturalism, and materialism and to herald instead the reality of the miraculous, the supernatural, the wondrous, and the realm of the spirit.

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