BOOK: The Characters of Christmas

Context is something that is hard to maintain when looking at history.  The social norms, smells, colors, family dynamics and politics, especially if the event took place in a region or country where you do not live, are lost, or at the very least dimmed, through the lens of time, but that is where author Daniel Darling's The Characters of Christmas strength lies.

BOOK: Prayer

A guileless book consisting of 40 short, beautiful prayers and accompanying artwork that is meant to be pondered. Author Justin McRoberts and illustrator Scott Erickson crafted Prayer, with minimal words, but an affluence of knowledge on prayer, liturgy, and prayer practices.

SHOW: Can the Church Say Black Lives Matter?

Pastor Rasool Berry (The Bridge Church | Brooklyn, NY) provides answers to common critiques about the church being involved in justice and partnering with non-Christian causes. He adeptly points out that some churches have always been involved in justice and the many ways in which we use secular theories, but reject the parts that don't align with our faith. He concludes his 9-minute talk with what we can do about it.

BOOK: What If Jesus Was Serious?

Short, sweet and packed full of wisdom, What If Jesus Was Serious? is a 72 chapter devotional (with doodles!) that takes aim at Christians who don't think what Jesus instructs during the Sermon on the Mount is practical or achievable. As a result, author Skye Jethani postulates that our rejection of the commands in the Sermon of the Mount may be part of the reason why the American church lacks credibility with our culture.