Arts, Books, and Media

Book excerpts, book reviews, poetry, photography, fiction, images of visual artwork, reflections on art or on the life of the artist, and other creative endeavors by or of interest to women in the academy and professions.

Christena Cleveland

Christena Cleveland shares an excerpt from her recent book Disunity in Christ.

Mary Amendolia

Mary Amendolia highlights some of the best features of this leadership development book for women.

Janine Giordano Drake

Christian historian Janine Giordano Drake is not convinced that professional women's success, as advocated by Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, will be helpful for middle- and working-class women.

Karen Swallow Prior

As a graduate student, Karen Swallow Prior was introduced to John Milton's concept of reading books promiscuously by a professor initially hostile to Christianity.

Nina Forsythe

Do you long to be sure of God's presence? Poet Nina Forsythe shares two of her poems with The Well.

Lauralee Farrer

Film maker Lauralee Farrer advocates for a work ethic that produces profound art and profound lives.

Stephanie White

Focused on completing a PhD, Stephanie Magdalena White grieves the choice she's put on hold.

Luci Shaw

Poet Luci Shaw shares the delight of the creative process, "when that random pebble of an image discovers its true home."

Bobbette Rose

What purpose does art have in the church and in our world? Artist Bobbette Rose travels to Africa and back considering the question.

Susan DiMickele

Lawyer and mother Susan DiMickele introduces her book, Chasing Superwoman, as she describes her life, seeking to serve God in the home and the marketplace.