This excellent book is on a great sale now for Kindle!

A Conservationist Manifesto

Scott Russell Sanders

 

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Sanders sees beyond the mass destruction of consumerism and prophetically calls us to the redemptive work of conserving creation and connecting deeply with our neighbors and the places in which we live.

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)



The Heartland:
An American History

Kristin Hoganson

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An Immersive Chronicle
of Ungentlemanly Warfare

A review of

D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Sarah Rose

Hardback: Crown, 2019
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Reviewed by Emily Joy Stroble
 
 
“Dear Madam,” begins the letter received by Mrs. Odette Sansom in Sarah Rose’s thrilling and detailed account of female spies who laid the groundwork for the allied invasion of France in World War II.

The letter continues: “your name has been passed to me with the suggestion that you have qualifications and information which may be of value in this stage of the war effort.” In other words, Odette Sansom, the French wife of a British soldier and mother of two had what might be called, “a particular skill set.”

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A Lifelong Patience and Courage

A Feature Review of

The Time Is Now:
A Call to Uncommon Courage

Joan Chittister

Hardcover: Convergent Books, 2019
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Reviewed by Erin F. Wasinger

Joan Chittister is en fuego.

The Benedictine sister and social justice advocate has just released The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage—and it’s what the impatient among us need right now. We’re living in the days when “dumpster fire” has been used so often in the media that Oxford added it to its dictionary. Government’s broken; violence at schools is terrifying. Wars, famine, border controversies … on and on. Everything seems to be toxic. Everything.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Eugene Peterson, Annie Dillard, Jane Jacobs, N.T. Wright, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

#1:
Practice Resurrection:
A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ

Eugene Peterson

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Thought-provoking and helpful for readers who want a different, sometimes contrarian, perspective on Christian discipleship.
– Publishers Weekly

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Here are some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour

John Goldingay

IVP Academic

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Breaking Our Deep Connection to Whiteness

An Excerpt from Willie James’s Jennings’
paper that gave this work its title:

Can “White” People Be Saved?
Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission
Sechrist, Ramirez-Johnson, Yong, Eds.

Paperback: IVP Books, 2018
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We need at this moment a Christian faith that can start to break our deep connection to whiteness by resisting its vision of maturity. Suggesting a first step is all I have space for in this essay, but the first step is decisively the most important.

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In honor of National Poetry Month, give a listen to this excellent conversation with poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths!
Her latest collection of poems is:

Lighting the Shadow: Poems
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Paperback: Four Ways Books, 2015.
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Listen to her conversation with poet Kevin Young of The New Yorker:

 
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This is a great sampler of Annie Dillard’s nonfiction… Kindle / audiobook editions on sale now!

The Abundance:
Narrative Essays Old and New
Annie Dillard

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The Abundance reminds us that Dillard’s brand of “novelized nonfiction” pioneered the form long before it came to be widely appreciated. Intense, vivid, and fearless, her work endows the true and seemingly ordinary aspects of life—a commuter chases snowball-throwing children through neighborhood streets, a teenager memorizes Rimbaud’s poetry—with beauty and irony, inviting readers onto sweeping landscapes, to join her in exploring the complexities of time and death, with a sense of humor.
 
 

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Laughing My Way to Wisdom

A Review of

Congratulations, Who Are You Again?:
A Memoir
Harrison Scott Key

Paperback: Harper Perennial, 2018.
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Reviewed by Geoffrey Sheehy
 
 
I’ve always admired humorists. In high school I’d open our Sunday newspaper directly to the Lifestyle section, forsaking Sports and Comics long enough to read Dave Barry. In an attempt to spread the joy I would read him aloud, but every time I did my eyes would spot the funny lines before my voice could say them, and I’d break into high pitch squeaks and tears. My listeners would laugh too, but not at Barry. They’d laugh at me, out of fear, because I appeared to be having a seizure.

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