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Medicine, Missing Corpses, and Murder Techniques: Fall 2015 Nonfiction Preview
Sep 11, 2015
This may be a big season for fiction, but that doesn’t mean that this fall will bring skimpy nonfiction picks. In fact, quite the...
Nuns, Monopoly, and Marx’s Sassy Daughter: Winter Nonfiction 2015
Dec 11, 2014
Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction. Whether you’re in the mood to read about a sex scandal in a 19th century convent,...
Nun Better: Jo Piazza Picks Literature’s Five Best Nuns
Sep 2, 2014
Who run the world? Award-winning journalist Jo Piazza thinks that answer should be nuns! In her latest nonfiction work, If Nuns Ruled the World,...
Authors You Didn’t Know Were Buddhist: George Saunders, Amanda Palmer, and More
Aug 18, 2014
When author Peter Matthiessen passed away earlier this month at the age of 86, the literary community took the opportunity to look back at...
Barbara Ehrenreich: “We Don’t Talk About” Mystical Experiences
Apr 18, 2014
In 2001, writer and activist Barbara Ehrenreich went undercover as a low-wage worker for her book Nickel and Dimed, which became famous for its...
The Best Books About Saints: Patrick, Joan, and More
Mar 17, 2014
Owing to the international holiday named after him, St. Patrick may be one of Christianity’s most famous saints, along with the likes of St....
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Game of Thrones
Mar 14, 2014
Jews have lots of holidays. We have a New Year's in the fall (Rosh Hashanah), the original Arbor Day (Tu B'Shvat), an Easter without...
Finding, Losing, and Defending God: The Wildest Catholic Memoirs
Mar 6, 2014
While there certainly is no typical path to God, these seven memoirs are as varied as Jesus’ original disciples. Drawing on backgrounds of alcoholism,...
Ted Dekker’s Favorite Modern-Day Parables: ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘The Shack’ and More
Oct 22, 2013
I love Lynn Bauman’s definition of parables as “spiritual hand grenades” that have the ability to obliterate our preconceived notions of life. They move...
Pagan Origins of Halloween, Christmas and More
Oct 16, 2013
Many holiday celebrations can stray from the day’s original meaning. What, for instance, does a portly bearded man living in the Arctic Circle have...
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