On Ash Wednesday, 2012, Sara Miles and her friends left their church buildings and carried ashes to the buzzing city streets. They marked the foreheads of neighbors and strangers, sharing blessings with waitresses and drunks, believers and doubters alike. CITY OF GOD narrates the events of the day in vivid detail, exploring the profound implications of touching strangers with a reminder of common mortality.
In our latest monthly contest, 10 readers will win a copy of THIEF OF GLORY, Sigmund Brouwer's moving novel about a boy coming of age in a time of war and the love that inspires him. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, September 17th at noon ET.