Published on April 25, 2014, at huffingtonpost.com. My son Jeremy is reading Diane Ackerman‘s The Zookeeper’s Wife during his senior year of high school. I am reading the book alongside him, giving him a crash course in how to take good notes. (You guessed it: I am a college professor who loves questions, except for […]
The Heart of Darkness [Job] has lost everything: his sons and daughters, his livelihood, his house, and now his health. He is all alone, scraping his wounds with the sharp-edged fragments of clay pots. Yet he is not alone. He is accompanied by friends, inquisitors really, who are keen to discuss with eerie dispassion how […]
“This deep biblical and historical investigation is not merely an academic exercise. As we learn in the course of the discussion, Levison has a bold commitment to contemporary Christian life. He wants to engage not only the academic world, but religious leaders in a way that can open up new avenues of conversation that can […]
Jack will be talking about his new book Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith at the Search for Meaning Festival on February 15, 2014, at 3pm. He’s one of several authors sharing their unique perspectives on what brings life meaning. Don’t miss it!
Published at patheos.com/blogs/spiritchatter on January 6, 2014. A snippet of my latest book, Inspired: the Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith, to whet your appetite for more. Priscilla and I bought our first house in a sketchy corner of Kansas City, about a mile or two from the seminary where I taught at the time. It was […]
Published at huffingtonpost.com/jack-levison on November 26, 2013 Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving next week, and have I got a book for you: David Laskin’sThe Family. Reviews in the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal will tell you what I know: David Laskin’s The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century is a brilliant epic. The Family tells the true […]
Jack’s new book is on the shelves! Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith speaks a fresh prophetic word to the church, championing a unique blend of serious Bible study and Christian spirituality. With rich insight, he shows Christians of any church or denomination how they can take the Spirit into the […]
by Alec Rowlands, senior pastor of Westgate Chapel, Edmonds, WA Introduction Fresh Air by Jack Levison is, as the title of the book suggests, a refreshing, perspective-expanding and worthwhile read on the person and work of the Holy Spirit in our day. The subject of the Holy Spirit is clouded by the views of polar […]