By Jim Wallis (Brazos Press, 2013)
Directed by Lee Daniels (The Weinstein Company, 2013)
By Father Joseph T. Merkt (Gianiculum Press, 2012)
Directed by Joss Whedon (Lionsgate, 2013)
Vandaveer (Quack Media, 2013)
Darius Rucker (Capitol Nashville, 2013)
Edited by Catherine Wolff (HarperOne, 2013)
Directed by Steven Spielberg (DreamWorks, 2012)
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous figures in American history and one of its most universally beloved presidents. Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated film Lincoln brings the icon to life, managing to paint a positive portrait with a relatively tolerable amount of romanticism.
Kendrick Lamar (Aftermath, 2012)
A warning to our readers: This album uses explicit language standard in the hip-hop vernacular.
By André Vauchez (Yale Press, 2012)
Francis the ecologist, Francis the stigmatic, Francis the peace activist, Francis the crusader. With so many Francis of Assisis, anyone can pick a favorite. In Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint, André Vauchez argues that previous attempts to find the “real” Francis often begin with a version of the saint in mind and then go hunting for evidence to prove that version correct. Unfortunately, the result is not a man or even a saint, but a one-dimensional figure existing outside of history.