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Facing the Fiend: Satan as a Literary Character

by Eva Marta Baillie Cascade Books (February 04, 2014)

Satan is not a theological concept, but a literary character. Systematic and pastoral theology struggles with the existence of Satan and at the same time, the devil inspires authors, poets, artists, and musicians--his...

Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition

by Louis Markos Cascade Books (May 17, 2013)

For thousands of years, philosophers, theologians, and poets have tried to pierce through the veil of death to gaze with wonder, fear, and awe on the final and eternal state of the soul. Indeed, the four great...

The Forbidden Word

by James Henry Harris Cascade Books (October 12, 2012)

This book is about a Black man's reading of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for the first time while in graduate school. The story captures his emotional experience with Twain's use of the racial...

Faith and Madness: A Spiritual and Psychological Journey

by Sarah Slagle Arnold & Eugene H. Peterson Cascade Books (July 30, 2012)

Nobody loves a father like his daughter. That truth comes through powerfully in this memoir. Sarah was enchanted by her father; she loved him with all her young heart. But when she turned five, her father began...

Six Sundays toward a Seventh: Spiritual Poems by Sydney Lea

by Sydney Lea Cascade Books (January 01, 2012)

These poems--selected from the award-winning poet's output over four decades--more explicitly than any of his prior volumes address the centrality of Christian vision to his aims and aspirations. Lea looks unflinchingly...

Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll: My Life on Record

by Joel Heng Hartse Cascade Books (October 07, 2010)

If this book moves, I hope it moves in the way pop songs do. There will be a lot of talk about songs, but inasmuch as this is a book about listening to music, it's also about how listening to music makes us...

Through All the Plain

by Benjamin John Peters Cascade Books (May 05, 2014)

We kill. We come home. We move on. But the violence haunts. And then it questions. Was I justified in Iraq? Is there meaning in violence? For some, the answer comes easily. For others, one question leads to...

Still Working It Out: Poems

by Brad Davis Cascade Books (April 08, 2014)

In various voices and with a range of strategies, these poems speak of and into the collisions we experience day in and day out--collisions with nature, art, language, religion, family, imagination, new and...

Passing by the Dragon: The Biblical Tales of Flannery O'Connor

by J. Ramsey Michaels Cascade Books (January 11, 2013)

This book attempts a close reading of the fiction of Flannery O'Connor, story by story, with one eye on her use of the Bible, and her view of the Bible in relation to her own work. After introductory chapters...

The Absolute, Relatively Inaccessible

by Walter Wangerin & Scott Cairns Cascade Books (May 31, 2017)

The Absolute, Relatively Inaccessible is a volume of poems divided into three parts. The three parts are bound together by a brace of persistent and developing themes, as well as by the repetition (and the development)...

The Middle of Things: Essays

by Meghan Florian Cascade Books (July 18, 2017)

In the tradition of classic essayists from Virginia Woolf to Annie Dillard, Meghan Florian combines personal narrative with careful analysis, taking the ordinary material of undramatic daily life and distilling...

The Fellowship of the Beatific Vision: Chaucer on Overcoming Tyranny and Becoming Ourselves

by Norm Klassen Cascade Books (November 09, 2016)

In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer asks a basic human question: How do we overcome tyranny? His answer goes to the heart of a revolutionary way of thinking about the very end of human existence and the...


by Mischa Willett Cascade Books (March 16, 2017)

The poems in Phases are as interested in the creeping penumbral edge of language as they are in the shadowy fact of faith. Playful experiments with form swing to the conceptual ring's apegee, while a colloquy...

Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky

by Jessica Hooten Wilson Cascade Books (February 28, 2017)

Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky shared a deep faith in Christ, which compelled them to tell stories that force readers to choose between eternal life and demonic possession. Their either-or extremism...

Aunt Ester's Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson's Ten Plays of Twentieth-Century Black America

by Riley Keene Temple Cascade Books (February 13, 2017)

August Wilson (1945-2005) wrote one play for every decade of the twentieth century that explored black life in America for the descendants of slaves. All of his characters seek wholeness, identity, and reconstituted...

Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike

by John McTavish Cascade Books (May 17, 2016)

Big on style, slight on substance: that has been a common charge over the years by critics of John Updike. In fact, however, John Updike is one of the most serious writers of modern times. Myth, as this book...

The Operation of Grace: Further Essays on Art, Faith, and Mystery

by Gregory Wolfe Cascade Books (October 27, 2015)

The Operation of Grace collects a decade's worth of essays by Gregory Wolfe taken from the pages of Image, the literary journal he founded more than a quarter century ago. As he notes in the preface, his Image...

Wake, Sleeper

by Bryan Parys Cascade Books (October 08, 2015)

In 1987, when Bryan Parys was four years old, his father Alfred pressed record on a tape player next to his hospital bed. He began leaving messages for his wife, three children, and anyone who wanted to know...

These Intricacies

by Dave Harrity Cascade Books (October 01, 2015)

These Intricacies is a book of poems traversing the intersection of family, fatherhood, and faith. Set in shifting, vibrant spaces of a rich Kentucky landscape, and wrought with metaphysical crisis, this collection...

Twisted Shapes of Light

by William Jolliff Cascade Books (May 11, 2015)

Whether recalling long days on a tractor, late nights at prayer meeting, or the joyful heartbreak of raising a family, the poems in Twisted Shapes of Light take truth where they find it. William Jolliff wraps...

The Hatching of the Heart

by Margo Swiss Cascade Books (January 26, 2015)

Poems of nature and childhood initiate this poetic journey of the heart. The loss of family and friends prompts the search for divine relation. Pastoral lyrics, elegies, and colloquies culminate in the "necessary"...

The Eloquent Peasant, 2nd edition

by Loren R. Fisher Cascade Books (January 15, 2015)

Four thousand years ago, Egyptian society struggled with the downfall of the Old Kingdom, which brought an end to material success and introduced anarchy and chaos. Out of this period of crisis came such literature...

Collage of Seoul: Poems

by Jae Newman Cascade Books (January 20, 2015)

Collage of Seoul is a book of poetry tracing the spiritual journey of a man who, unnamed at birth, looks to both Eastern and Western cultures to form an identity through a love story that culminates with the...