Atheist convert Leah Libresco is well-known for her sharp mind, dogged curiosity, and fresh perspective on faith. Arriving at Amen puts those gifts on full display. Her reflections on prayer and the spiritual journey are brilliant, unique, and utterly refreshing. With this book, Leah hasn’t just arrived at Amen; she’s arrived as one of the premier young Catholic writers today.
As Catholic converts know, the fullness of faith isn’t the same as the perfection of practice. We have much to learn from our Protestant brothers and sisters on living out the Gospel. Shaun McAfee, a convert himself, shows how we can turn to Protestants and “test everything and retain what is good” (1 Thess 5:21). From evangelization and personal testimonies, … Continue reading
Recent years have seen a slew of books defending the existence of God. Some of the best include Dr. Edward Feser’s The Last Superstition, Stephen Barr’s Modern Physics, Ancient Faith, Fr. Robert Spitzer’s New Proofs for the Existence of God, and David Bentley Hart’s The Experience of God. Each of those titles are tightly written and brilliantly argued, but they … Continue reading
This new book, which is an expansion of a chapter in Paul Copan’s bestselling book, Is God a Moral Monster? (Baker, 2011), is the most careful, scholarly examination of this prickly issue. Catholics might not embrace the authors’ “Divine Command Theory” of ethics, but it’s nevertheless a clear analysis of the most troubling “dark passages” of Scripture.