Where the Light Fell: A Memoir

In Where the Light Fell, I reveal the details of my impoverished upbringing in the South and a secret that set me on a search to understand the… read on

A Companion in Crisis

A COMPANION IN CRISIS: A Modern Paraphrase of John Donne’s Devotions In 2020, as the world entered a long dark night of the soul, I returned to a… read on

Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image

We live in divided times. Politically, racially, and religiously, the United States is experiencing a severe strain on its unity.  Similar factiousness has spread around the world.  Although… read on

Vanishing Grace: Bringing Good News to a Deeply Divided World

“Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?”  I have found that this question is more relevant now than ever.  In a twenty-year span starting in the… read on

What’s So Amazing About Grace?

I had originally conceived a book called What’s So Amazing About Grace and Why Don’t Christians Show More of It? in order to speak to the growing enchantment of American… read on

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

Prayer can be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery.  I probe such questions as: Is God listening? Why should God care about me? If God knows everything, what’s… read on

The Jesus I Never Knew

How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the “new, rediscovered” Jesus—or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Thousands of books have been… read on

Disappointment with God

After writing one of my first books, Where Is God When It Hurts, I got letters from readers who said something like this: “Thanks for your reflections on physical… read on

Where Is God When It Hurts?

As I look back on my first real book, I shudder that I had the audacity to tackle one of the most daunting theological questions, the problem of… read on

The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain tells the story of my coauthor Dr. Paul Brand, a renowned British surgeon who discovered that painlessness is the root cause of the damage… read on

The Question That Never Goes Away

Where is God when it hurts? That question formed the title of my first real book, more than 30 years ago. In 2012 I was asked to speak… read on

What Good Is God?

The idea for the book came to me in late November 2008 as the plane I was traveling in took off from the Mumbai, India, airport.  I had… read on

Grace Notes: 366 Daily Inspirations from a Fellow Pilgrim

Grace Notes collects 366 daily readings from my books and articles, and travel reports.  Each entry takes only a few minutes to read.  Together, the readings  communicate my understanding… read on

A Skeptic’s Guide to Faith

In A Skeptic’s Guide to Faith, previously titled Rumors of Another World, I write: “I am where you are . . . an ordinary person trying to figure things out…. read on

Soul Survivor

Sometimes I’m asked, “What is your favorite, of the books you’ve written?”  Each time I point to this one. Why?  I got to write about my heroes, some… read on

Reaching For The Invisible God

My most personal and introspective book, this one explores times of doubt, silence, and confusion that occur in the Christian life, and gives practical hints on how to… read on

Meet The Bible

For three years my colleague Tim Stafford and I worked on an edition of the Bible known as The Student Bible, which we dubbed “a study Bible for people… read on

The Bible Jesus Read

Like most Christians, I have been baffled and disturbed by parts of the Old Testament.  Its books comprise the majority of the Christian Bible, but how should we… read on

Church: Why Bother?

This short book addresses a question that seems more and more widespread.  How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m spiritual but not religious”? Churches are morphing… read on

Finding God in Unexpected Places

This book, more than any other, reflects my career as a roving journalist.  (A journalist is a generalist, someone who knows a little about many things but not… read on

I Was Just Wondering

In this book I write on a diverse range of topics that touch on the fields of history, science, religion, ethics, and more.  It came about after I… read on

The NIV Student Bible

In a research project, my colleague Tim Stafford and I discovered that although many people have a high view of the Bible and want to read it, often… read on

In His Image

NOTE: This edition is no longer in print. It has been replaced by this fully revised book: Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

NOTE: This edition is no longer in print. It has been replaced by this fully revised book: Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image

In the Likeness of God

NOTE: This edition is no longer in print. It has been replaced by this fully revised book: Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image