Review

Create your own scene from Corinth.

Julie Polter 3-06-2014

Just Jesus by Walter Wink with Steven Berry / On "Strangers No Longer" by Paulist Press / Eve by Angélique Kidjo / O Taste and See by Bonnie Thurston

Ben Sutter 3-06-2014

Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith. Herald Press.

Julie Polter 3-06-2014

Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation. Herald Press.

Rose Marie Berger 3-06-2014

This Day: New & Collected Sabbath Poems. Counterpoint.

Claudia Puig 2-28-2014

Diogo Morgado plays Jesus in “Son of God.” Photo courtesy of Lightworkers Media / RNS

The first half of “Son of God” features an upbeat and kindly Jesus spreading the good word in familiar, if occasionally over-simplified, biblical phraseology.

Then things get bloody — thought not quite as graphic as in 2004′s “The Passion of the Christ” — when Jesus is seized, beaten, and crucified. The production values are modest and the special effects uneven in this PG-13 repurposed and condensed version of the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible.  (That series drew flack for casting an actor who resembled President Obama in the role of Satan. The film sidesteps any hint of controversy by keeping the devil out of this story.)

Son of God, which opens Friday, takes no real chances, opting for a moderately involving re-telling of an oft-told story.

Robert Hirschfield 2-04-2014

Marking the centennial of pacifist poet William Stafford

Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Epic Challenge to the Church. IVP Books.

Melanie Mullen 2-04-2014

City of God: Faith in the Streets. Jericho Books.

Patrick O'Neill 1-05-2014

Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace. Cascade Books

Rebecca Kraybill 1-05-2014

Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith. White Cloud Press

Gareth Higgins 1-05-2014

The 10 best U.S. films of 2013.

Margaret Atwood 1-05-2014

A hopeful encounter with real-life "God's Gardeners."

Tom Getman 12-12-2013

Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. North Atlantic Books.

Anne Colamosca 12-12-2013

No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State. New York Review Books.

Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together. Herald Press

Gareth Higgins 12-12-2013

Fifty years ago, a kind of innocence was taken, and a kind of brokenness remains unrepaired.

Debbie McLeod 11-05-2013

Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic. Knopf.

Elizabeth Palmberg 11-05-2013

The Fatherless series (book one and two). FaithWords.

Tobias Winright 11-05-2013

Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty. Liturgical Press.

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