vol. 10, num. 3 :: 2011.02.11 — 2011.02.24
Reading is an activity conducive to being snowed in or sunning by the lakeside or riding the train for the morning commute. What other activity (besides perhaps listening to music or napping) is so widely and wonderfully applicable? Reflections on reading and favorite books.
Confessions of a recent convert to the e-reader.
A defense of the book and, above all, the living Word.
How a book loyalist came to appreciate the company of an e-reader.
On the loss of love letters in a technological age.
Lessons from a writer, to a writer, transcend the boundaries of time and space.
An apologetic for the imaginative power of books over movies.
On the interaction between the stories on the page and the stories stuck between them.
A tribute to a formational book that still speaks wisdom after 115 years.
A mom looks back on her favorite books and ahead to her own daughter's young reading years.
A review of the young adult novel Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar.
A review of the book Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture by Thomas Chatterton Williams.
A review of A.J. Jacobs' book The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.
A shameless fanboy's reflection on books that help us believe.
Chronicling an English major's complicated relationship with books.
Roadtrip musings from wandering bookseller extraordinaire Byron Borger.
Lindsay Crandall recounts a liberated year of record-keeping.
Gregory Wolfe, editor of a print journal, on the merits and dangers of virtualization.
So do you want to make culture? Find a community, a small group who can lovingly fuel your dreams and puncture your illusions. Find friends and form a family who are willing to see grace at work in one another’s lives, who can discern together which gifts and which crosses each has been called to bear. Find people who have a holy respect for power and a holy willingness to spend their power alongside the powerless. Find some partners in the wild and wonderful world beyond church doors. And then, together, make something of the world.
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