Strong as Death is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, Daniel
Robert Alter. Norton, $29.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-393-24304-8
Scholar Alter continues his masterful Old Testament translation and commentary with later biblical books.
Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God
Lauren F. Winner. HarperOne, $24.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-06-176812-5
Winner examines some of the more obscure metaphors for God in a beautifully written, insightful volume.