New from Zondervan, A Faith and Culture Devotional seems custom-made for ESN members. Edited by Kelly Monroe Kullberg (of the Veritas Forum, Finding God at Harvard, Finding God Beyond Harvard, and, most recently, InterVarsity’s Women in the Academy and Professions) and Lael Arrington (host of the radio show The Things That Matter Most), the devotional is designed to be read daily for 15 weeks. Each week, there is one reading from seven different subject areas: theology, history, philosophy, science, literature, arts, and contemporary culture.
If that doesn’t interest you, here are some of the authors of those daily readings:
Dallas Willard, Gary Habermas, William Lane Craig, Darrell Bock, Randy Alcorn, Scot McKnight, Walter C. Kaiser, Frederica Matthewes-Green, James Emery White, J. P. Moreland, John Mark Reynolds, Francis Collins, Hugh Ross, Michael Behe, Walter L. Bradley, Philip Yancey, Gene Edward Veith, Joy Jordan-Lake, Charles Colson, Francis Schaeffer
If you’re not an author-kind-of-reader, here are just a few of the more-interesting section titles:
- Jesus’ Resurrection: When Truth Confronts Our Worst Suffering
- The French Revolution: Lessons in Spiritual Influence
- The Sociobiology of E.O.Wilson
- The Periodic Table of Elements
- Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Sacrament of Struggle
- Rembrandt van Rijn: The Return of the Prodigal Son
- Tending the Garden Planet
When’s the last time you picked up a devotional with a daily reading about the periodic table?
About the author:
The former Associate Director for the Emerging Scholars Network, Micheal lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three children and works as a web manager for a national storage and organization company. He writes about work, vocation, and finding meaning in what you do at No Small Actors.
Tom Grosh says
My friend Byron of Hearts and Minds Bookstore begins his blog post/review:
“I’m torn here at BookNotes sometimes between raving and raving, going on and on, telling why a particular new book is so important, so urgent, so helpful, and the more subtle and brief approaches. This ain’t Twitter, friends, but I do know I sometimes push the limit of your generous reading time and on-line attention span. So I will try hard not to write too much today, but this book warrants it. I want to shout it from the rooftops, in great detail. This is a great, great new book!”
Take a moment to be inspired by his rooftop shout!.