(RNS) In what some are calling the biggest miracle in Bethlehem since the birth of Jesus, the three churches that share responsibility for the Nativity church put aside centuries of tense relations this past year to ensure the restoration of the ancient site is completed.
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(RNS) Jesus, Paul, food, charity, and prayer were just some of the areas examined in this year’s crop of books under the broad heading of religion. Here’s our list of the year’s most interesting religion books, numbered but not ranked.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I think the danger with Christian publishing is (the attitude), ‘If it’s got a Bible verse in it then it’s OK,’ even if it’s got really bad writing and bad art,” said author Sally Lloyd-Jones. “I suppose my vision has always been that it’s got to be excellent.”
(RNS) Jana Riess, popular Mormon blogger at Religion News Service, spent four years tweeting every book of the Old and New Testaments with pith and wit. Now, the complete collection — each chapter condensed to 140 characters — is on sale as “The Twible.”
(RNS) The study found that religious people in religious cultures reported better psychological adjustment when their income was low.
(RNS) Reza Aslan’s controversial new book about Jesus is about to make him a best-selling author. “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has already reached No. 1 on Amazon.com. But critics say Aslan has simply created his own version of Jesus.
Have you seen the letters I-H-S around your church sanctuary? What do they mean anyway? Chuck hunts down the mystery meaning.
TORONTO (RNS) Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz’s latest creation is a depiction of Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a bench. The only problem? Churches he has offered the sculpture have turned him down.