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Trade Paperback
240 pages
Oct 2005

The Best Christian Writing 2006

by John Wilson & Mark Noll

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Introduction: Good Writing Is Clear Writing— v
   And It’s the Same for Good Christian Writing Too
   Mark Noll

Preface vii
   John Wilson

Sermo CXCVI: Christmas #13 1

Omit Unnecessary Words: 9
   On the Trail of Faith and Writing
   Andy Crouch

Phil’s Shadow: The Lessons of Groundhog Day 20
   Michael P. Foley

Spirituality for All the Wrong Reasons: 29
   An Interview with Eugene Peterson
   Mark Galli

On Reproduction and the Irreproducible Gift: 43
   Christ, Conception, and Biotechnology
   Amy Laura Hall

Odd Job 59
   Richard Lischer

Islamic Counter-Reformation 63
   Paul Marshall

The Meaning of Christ’s Suffering 72
   Frederica Mathewes-Green

High Fidelity 79
   Bill McKibben

Confessions of a Traveling Calvinist 83
   Richard J. Mouw

The Persistence of the Catholic Moment 96
   Richard John Neuhaus

Thanksgiving at Fair Acres 111
   Virginia Stem Owens

Belief Unbracketed: A Case for the 121
   Religion Scholar to Reveal More of Where He or She Is Coming From
   Stephen Prothero

My Africa Problem . . . and Ours 130
   Gideon Strauss

To Skellig Michael, Monastery in the Sky 140
   Daniel Taylor

Brother John 157
   August Turak

Spokane: A Triptych 168
   Paul J. Willis

Wedding Insanity 178
   Lauren F. Winner

Picturing the Passion 184
   Gregory Wolfe

Is Art Salvific? 191
   Nicholas Wolterstorff

Biographical Notes 215

Credits 219