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Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Experience in Caregiving

By Martha Cooper Eischen,
iUniverse, Inc. Bloomington, 2011
Softcover, 92 pages, $11.51

SOCIETY’S OBSESSION with youth has led to a concern about the euthanasia of the elderly.
In a culture that is doing everything to escape the effects of aging and “losing it” through dementia

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The Door is Open: Glimpses of Hospitality in the Kingdom of God

Reviewed by JULIE LANE-GAY

By Debra Fieguth
Guardian Books, 2010
Softcover, 154 pages, $17.99

Some years ago my husband and I were on a driving trip across America’s Deep South. It was a snowy Easter and we found our way to a Presbyterian church in a small town just off the highway. It was a tiny congregation and we might as well have

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Going Missional

Going Missional: Conversations with 13 Canadian Churches Who have Embraced Missional Life by Karen Stiller with Will Metzger
Word Alive Press, 2010
Softcover, 161 pages, $15.99

Reviewed by Julie Lane-Gay

Few people read the title Going Missional without feeling either a bit intrigued or a bit agitated. “Missional” is one of those words that evokes a response. Christians are either interested in going in that direction or wary of its implications.  At the very least, most of us feel intimidated – nervous we couldn’t do it very well. Thankfully, Going Missional is a help for all of us.

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Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis

By Michael Ward
Oxford University Press, 2008
Softcover, 384 pages, $20.95

Reviewed by Ranall Ingalls

IN THE OPENING pages of Planet Narnia, Michael Ward sets himself an ambitious project. He attempts to explain why C.S. Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia, to reveal the imaginative logic that binds the seven books together, and to tell us why these books have been so beloved by a huge cross-section of readers through many years. I and many critics think he succeeds. Yet what he actually accomplishes is even greater.

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Giving Doubts Their Due

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

By Timothy Keller
Penguin, 2008
Softcover, 467 pages, $18


Reviewed by Elizabeth Curry

“A FAITH WITHOUT DOUBTS is like a human body without any antibodies in it,” writes Timothy Keller, founder of the burgeoning Reformed Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, in the introduction to this book of Christian apologetics. His aim is to confront doubts which deter many people from Christian belief, and which also trouble many believers. He seeks to demonstrate that in uncovering the assumptions that lie behind their doubts both skeptics and believers can come to a greater understanding of their respective positions, and from there perhaps find firmer ground in faith.

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