New Books

New Books by Sewanee Review Authors

New! Jay Parini's Short Biography of Jesus

Jay Parini, whose essay “Poetry and the Function of Prayer” appears in our forthcoming winter 2014 number, has a new book out titled Jesus: The Human Face of God. The book is the first in the Icon series, “a series of short, thought-provoking biographies” edited by James Atlas, and has sparked quite a bit of conversation—Parini has appeared discussing the biography on PBS Newshour and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Of the book, the Seattle Times says, “Jay Parini gives us a capacious, inspiring meditation on the subtleties, complexities, and even contradictions of the life and teachings of Jesus.”