Although Lynn Wilder’s "Unveiling Grace" follows the same basic trajectory of other memoirs in its genre, I found it a cut above, and I hope active Mormons will give the book a fair hearing.
Last year on Facebook I followed a link to a terrific article on mentalfloss.com that listed words we should have in English but don't. Why, for example, does English not ...
Cincinnatians: On Sept. 20-21, Brian McLaren will headline a summit on spirituality and leadership, and then on Sept. 23 Mark Scandrette will speak about his new book "Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most."
Vanderbilt scholar Kathleen Flake has been named the inaugural Richard Lyman Bushman Chair in Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia -- the most recent good news in a flourishing academic field.
My beloved president is saying that we need to punish Syria for flouting the Geneva Convention and international law by using chemical weapons on its people. Fair enough, but it seems that in order to do this, the United States will also be flouting international law by attacking a sovereign nation that has not attacked us, and doing so without the support of other nations.
Seasons of doubt are not optional if we want to progress in faith; they are catalysts to growth and new understanding. But the LDS Church has not always addressed these natural doubts in a constructive manner.
Debbie Blue's new book "Consider the Birds" bills itself as a provocative guide to the Bible, and it certainly is that. What if, for example, the Isaiah translation that many of us are used to hearing -- that we shall mount up on wings like eagles -- turns out to be wrong, and a closer translation would be "vultures"?
Paraclete's top 20 ebooks are all going for $2.99 until September 9 -- not just "Flunking Sainthood," but also books by Scot McKnight, Tony Jones, Lauren Winner, Pete Rollins, Jon Sweeney, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Frederica Mathewes-Greene and others.
Chad Allen's motivational book and my husband's all-around DIY awesomeness have inspired me lately to "do my art." What about you? What are you passionate about, and how can you make that creative outlet a regular part of your life?
I have the day off work today. I'm celebrating my mom's birthday. Had she lived, she would have been 72. So today is going to be a time for celebrating ...
Why did I choose to become a Mormon? And why, twenty years later, do I continue to choose, every day, to remain a Latter-day Saint?
I learned from Tracy Kidder's book that a Burundian refugee was an undergraduate at Columbia at precisely the same time I was doing my graduate work there, though we never met. What if we had, I wonder? Would I have gone the extra mile?
This week I am a guest on the Revangelical podcast, talking about Mormonism with a young evangelical who has felt drawn to learn more about my religion.
The designers for The Twible, my forthcoming humor book, have come back with some great preliminary suggestions for the book's logo and brand. I'm offering a $50 Amazon gift card to the person who offers the most helpful suggestions in the comments here on the blog. Tell me which of these six is your favorite and how we can make it even better.
Philip Yancey's new book tackles "the question that never goes away" -- why there is so much suffering. The theme is perennial, but the book's digital-first format is not.