Saturday Series

Living faithfully in exile

Books | Daniel teaches Christians how to live in today’s hostile world
by Christopher J.H. Wright
Posted 8/25/18, 10:59 am

Christopher J.H. Wright’s Hearing the Message of Daniel: Sustaining Faith in Today’s World made our 2017 Books of the Year short list in the Accessible Theology category because he shows how Daniel lived faithfully in exile, and how Christians should live today. Babylon was like a beast of prey, but Daniel and his three friends nevertheless avoided “pious separatism.” Instead, they were diligent during their “downright offensive and idolatrous” Babylonian education.

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Good stories for people who need good stories

Vocation | Writing should nourish readers like a well-planned, healthy meal
by John R. Erickson
Posted 8/18/18, 01:55 pm

In 2009, Maverick Books published John R. Erickson’s Story Craft: Reflections of Faith, Culture and Writing from the Author of Hank of the Cowdog. With permission from the publisher, we plan to post in our Saturday Series a chapter each month over the next half year.

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Your money or your life?

Books | How post-Reagan Republicans suffer from an ‘empathy gap’
by Henry Olsen
Posted 8/11/18, 10:19 am

Henry Olsen now writes about politics for WORLD Magazine, but his latest book made our 2017 Book of the Year short list in the Understanding America category before he became our correspondent.

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