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Why Christians Should Read Fantasy

By Thomas White | January 18, 2022

Perhaps more so than any other genre, fantasy seems to provoke the most volatile reactions from Christians. But I believe that good fantasy can be a great encouragement for both Christians and non-Christians alike.

Last-Minute Book Recommendations for Christmas Gifts

By Tyler Hummel | December 23, 2021
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Three GUG contributors recommend some books as last-minute Christmas gifts for the reluctant, well-read, and comic lovers in you life.

Banned Books Week 2021 – Case Studies

By Maurice Pogue | September 30, 2021
Banned Books Week, Censorship Divides Us Books Unite Us

Maurice summarizes two banned books and decides whether they are worthy to be read by Christians, despite the controversy.

Comics & Graphic Novels

Review — Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook

By Courtney Floyd | December 19, 2023
Lower Decks USS Cerritos Handbook, four faces are on the side of the font, a young Black woman, a young green woman, a young white man, and a young Black man with a visor over one eye

Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook ties fans directly to the show by giving them an inside look at how the U.S.S. Cerritos is run…sort of.

Book Banning in my Old Backyard

By Courtney Floyd | October 6, 2023
"Let Freedom Read"

Our Books Department editor explores what it’s like to be a librarian celebrating intellectual freedom while her hometown bans books.

Review – God Country

By Nathan Kiehn | August 29, 2023

This Image Comic series tells a moving tale which combines the struggle of caring for an aging parent with mythical mayhem.

Manga

Group of attractive young men fan out in a V. The one in front offers a hand to the viewer while the others look on

Review — 7Fates: Chakho

By Courtney Floyd | February 13, 2024

7Fates: Chakho is one of several collaborations between titan digital publisher WebToon and the hit K-pop band BTS.

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Review — Oshi no Ko (Vol. 1 & Episode 1)

By Courtney Floyd | April 25, 2023

Oshi no Ko is a popular anime of the Spring 2023 season, but how does the story hold up in both its original and adapted forms?

Boy in red and red motorcycle

Review – Akira

By David Koury | November 11, 2022

Forty years after the influential manga’s release, we examine if it still deserves its status. Check out our review to see the conclusion.

Novels

Lower Decks USS Cerritos Handbook, four faces are on the side of the font, a young Black woman, a young green woman, a young white man, and a young Black man with a visor over one eye

Review — Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook

By Courtney Floyd | December 19, 2023

Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook ties fans directly to the show by giving them an inside look at how the U.S.S. Cerritos is run…sort of.

Green background, woman running toward castle

Review – Elantris

By David Koury | November 8, 2023

Elantris is Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel, and one of the Cosmere’s earliest stories. Our review examines whether it’s worth reading.

Review — Verity

By Serena Bond | September 12, 2023

Colleen Hoover has gained popularity thanks to TikTok. Her suspense novel Verity is applauded as one of her best works. But, is it really?

Non-Fiction

Review – The Story of the Family

By Tyler Hummel | May 29, 2024

Chesterton Society President Dale Ahlquist gathers the great Catholic journalist’s thoughts on family together into one convenient and thought provoking book.

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Review — How To Use The Book Of Common Prayer

By Tyler Hummel | April 16, 2024

Samuel Bray and Drew Keane’s new book teaches how to pray the Anglican Liturgy.

Review — Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh

By Tyler Hummel | February 19, 2024

Historian Thomas S. Kidd describes the flawed inner life of America’s third president.

Classics

Review – The Story of the Family

By Tyler Hummel | May 29, 2024

Chesterton Society President Dale Ahlquist gathers the great Catholic journalist’s thoughts on family together into one convenient and thought provoking book.

Classic Review — The Horse and His Boy (1954)

By Tyler Hummel | August 1, 2023

The fifth published Narnia book explores some of the darkest themes in the saga.

Classic Review: The Man Born To Be King (1942)

By Tyler Hummel | April 7, 2023

The Man Who Would Be King is an accessible work that puts the complex life and theology of Christ into the words of normal people.