Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister's Killer
Jeanne Bishop. Westminster John Knox, $16 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-0-664-25997-6
Bishop, whose sister was murdered, convincingly relates the long and untidy road to forgiving her sister's killer. Starred review.

The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis
Garry Wills. Viking, $27.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-525-42696-7
Cultural historian and committed Catholic Wills looks at the history and theology of the Catholic Church to anticipate how the institution might change with a new pope heading it.

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