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  • Alan Jacobs

    'Absolutely splendid . . . essential for understanding why there is so much bad thinking in political life right now.' —David Brooks, New York Times How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume—but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.   As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper’s, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America’s culture wars. And in his years of confronting the big issues that divide us—political, social, religious—Jacobs has...read more

  • Alan Jacobs

    The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audio book attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself. One of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential religious writer of his day, Lewis was also an Oxford don and a scholar of medieval literature who loved to debate philosophy at his local pub. Yet one of the most intriguing aspects of Clive Staples Lewis remains unanswered. How did a bachelor professor,...read more

  • Alan Jacobs

    By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. These Christian intellectuals-Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others-sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their...read more

  • Jacob Alan Richmond

    Percy Mackenzie is a US Air Force pararescue hopeful with a relentless will to protect. Rafiq Itani is an aspiring jihadi with big plans. They don't know each other, and they live on opposite sides of the world. But they share demons from a painful past, which will propel both of them into a fateful and bloody...read more

  • Jacob Alan Richmond

    Nabaa Mackenzie is an Iraqi-American who lost her entire family to violence overseas. Rafiq Itani is the son of the most notorious mass murderer in recent history. Rona Kavian is the great-granddaughter of a rapist and has never known a man she could trust. As they each try to break the shackles of their past, they're shaping a future just as...read more