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Book Reviews from the Current Issue

New Monasticism, Old Homesickness: New Poetry in Review

Earth Science by Sarah Green (421 Atlanta Press, 2016)
Everyone at This Party Has Two Names by Brad Aaron Modlin (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2016)
The End of Pink by Kathryn Buernberger (BOA Editions, 2016)

Review by Becca J. R. Lachman

Book Reviews from the Archive

Through the Ear

The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible  by Aviya Kushner
The Art of Listening in the Early Church 
by Carol Harrison

Review by Lauren F. Winner

Making Meaning out of Music

Or, Dancing about Architecture Is a Reasonable Thing to Do

Let’s Talk About Love by Carl Wilson
Writing the Record by Devon Powers
( ) by Ethan Hayden

Review by Joel Heng Hartse

The Nature of a Marriage

The Maytrees by Annie Dillard

Review by Jessica Murphy

The Everlasting Song

Simple Gifts: Great Hymns: One Man’s Search for Grace by Bill Henderson

Review by Beth Bevis

Writing in Invisible Ink

When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams 
When I Was a Child I Read Books
by Marilynne Robinson
The Man within My Head
by Pico Iyer 
My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir
by Meir Shalev 

Review by Lauren F. Winner

Visioning the Invisible

Recent Artists’ Biographies

Cézanne: A Life by Alex Danchev
Caspar David Friedrich by Johannes Grave
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King

Review by Katie Kresser

The Reclusive Novel

Community, Tradition, and Loneliness

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
by Dave Eggers
High as the Horses’ Bridles by Scott Cheshire

Review by Bryan Bliss

Atheist Bodies

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau, 2015)
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf Press, 2015)
A Body, Undone: Living on after Great Pain by Christina Crosby (New York University Press, 2016)

Review by Camellia Freeman

Darwin and the Problem of Time

Darwin’s Century: Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It by Loren Eiseley
Science and Faith: A New Introduction by John F. Haught
Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love by Elizabeth A. Johnson
Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith by Philip Kitcher 

Review by Morgan Meis

Into the Artworld

Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton
Artworld Prestige by Timothy Van Laar and Leonard Diepeveen

Review by Theodore L. Prescott

How Else Would God Enter?

The Corpse Flower: New & Selected Poems by Bruce Beasley 
Mary’s House: New & Selected Poems by David Craig 
Some Heaven by Todd Davis
Apropos of Nothing by Richard Jones

Review by Peggy Rosenthal

Which I is I?

Idiot Psalms by Scott Cairns
Seam by Tarfia Faizullah
F by Franz Wright

Review by Luke Hankins

Feeding on Light

Entering the House of Awe by Susanna Childress
The Ninety-Third Name of God
by Anya Krugovoy Silver
Sky Burial
by Dana Levin

Review by Amy Newman

A Thirst for Precision

Meditation of a Modern Believer

My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman

Review by Kelly Foster

Doxologies and Admonitions

Psalm by Carol Ann Davis
Epistles: Poems by Mark Jarman
Gomer’s Song by Kwame Dawes

Review by Hannah Faith Notess

The Heart of the Whole

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

Review by Santiago Ramos

The Logic of Wonder

The Portal of Beauty: Toward a Theology of Aesthetics by Bruno Forte
Earthly Visions: Theology and the Challenges of Art by T.J. Gorringe
Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination by Malcolm Guite
Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality by Belden C. Lane

Review by Steven Guthrie

Racism Lives Here: Does God?

The New Testament by Jericho Brown
Lighting the Shadow by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Boy with Thorn by Rickey Laurentiis

Review by Lisa Ampleman

Blessed Are Those Who Yearn

New Poetry in Review

The Glacier’s Wake by Katy Didden
God Loves You by Kathryn Maris
Incarnadine by Mary Szybist

Review by Melissa Range

The Wages of Sin

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Viking Press, 2011)
Faith by Jennifer Haigh (Harper, 2011)
The Color of Night by Madison Smartt Bell (Vintage, 2011)
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press, 2011)

Review by David McGlynn

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