A Charming, Clear, Deeply Wise Guide 
 
A Feature Review of 
 

The Path Between Us:
An Enneagram Journey
to Healthy Relationships
Suzanne Stabile

Hardback: IVP Books, 2018
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Reviewed by MaryAnn McKibben Dana
 
 
It’s a common occurrence in our house—over breakfast, my husband Robert will say, “Well, this morning’s EnneaThought email was another head-scratcher.” Many Enneagram aficionados will know what I’m talking about: the Enneagram Institute sends a daily email, as short as a fortune cookie, and you can sign up based on one of the nine Enneagram personality types.

Some of these emails are so perceptive that they land with a convicting blow, which has made them the topic of much kvetching among friends. (Many of us have wished they were sent at some benign hour in the middle of the day, rather than wake up to them first thing in the morning.) Other EnneaThoughts are impenetrable, with references to divine essence and holy wisdom. It is these that my husband finds eye-rollingly puzzling.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Walter Brueggemann, M. L’Engle, Thomas Merton, 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.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON’T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for May! 
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

ALSO, Fortress Press is running 
a HUGE Theology Ebook Sale now!
(700+ titles for under $5 each…)

 

 

#1:
The Psalms and the Life of Faith 

Walter Brueggemann

*** $3.99 ***

One of the best-known OT scholars on the significance of the Psalms

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Summer Reading 2018

Summer is almost here, a season when many people find a little more time than usual for reading!

Whether you’ll get some vacation time this summer, or whether your schedule simply slows down a bit, we hope that you will find some extra time for reading.

 

Here are 30 new-ish books that would make for superb summer reading!

 

[ Christian Discipleship ]  [ Gen. Nonfiction ]   [ Fiction ]
[ Theology ]   [ Biography / Memoir ]  [ YA / Graphic Novel ]
[ Poetry ]

Christian Discipleship:

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

*** Beginnning this week we will post two lists of new book releases for each week, one fiction and one non-fiction.

[ Fiction New Releases for this Week! ]

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

  

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters 

Priya Parker

*** READ an interview with the author from the NY TIMES

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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

*** Beginnning this week we will post two lists of new book releases for each week, one fiction and one non-fiction.

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

[ Last Week’s Best Fiction New Releases ]

 

   

Driving by Starlight: A Novel 

Anat Deracine

“A 16- year-old girl navigates the high-stakes terrain of friendship, education, and cultural police in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.”
*** READ the starred review from Publishers Weekly

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 has been made into a new movie by HBO.

Watch the trailer above…

 

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel

Ray Bradbury

Originally Published 1953
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 

Fahrenheit 451 Is the Book for Our Social Media Age”
– Ramin Bahrani, creator of this HBO adaptation,
in the NY TIMES [ Read his essay ]

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St. Julia of Corsica

Today, May 23, is the feast day of St. Julia of Corsica, a martyr of the fifth century.

 

Her story… 

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Enter to win an advance copy of this excellent new book (which doesn’t release until mid-July!) by O. Alan Noble, co-founder of Christ And Pop Culture!  

 
We’re giving away FIVE Advance copies of:

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
O. Alan Noble

IVP Books, July 2018

 

Enter to win a copy of this book!

Enter now to win (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :
 
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Today, May 21, is the feast day of Franz Jagerstatter, an Austrian martyr executed by the Nazis during WWII.

 

Review of Franz Jagerstatter’s
Letters and Papers from Prison

 

His story… 

 
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One of the best new fiction book releases of last week was:
 

The Ensemble: A Novel
Aja Gabel

 
Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

Listen to an an interview that the novelist did with NPR’s Scott Simon…

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