This is an important new book on the words we use and the practice of conversation!

 

*** Watch for an interview
with the author in our
Fall 2018 magazine issue!

 
 

We’re giving away THREE copies
of this brand new book:

 

Learning to Speak God from Scratch:
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing
–and How We Can Revive Them
Jonathan Merritt

Paperback: Convergent
 
 
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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…)

  

Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing–and How We Can Revive Them 

Jonathan Merritt

*** WATCH the trailer video for this book…
 
We will run an interview with the author
in our Fall 2018 magazine issue!
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Working Together Across Divides

A Feature Review of 

A Flexible Faith:
Rethinking What it Means to Follow Jesus Today
Bonnie Kristian

Paperback: FaithWords, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle

 

Reviewed by Justin Cober-Lake

 

In many ways, it’s not a new story: the church continues to divide, members continue to find problems with their own local church or denominations and switch memberships, Protestantism continues to protest. In some ways, though, the old story has taken a new shape: young Christians see rigid teaching in one church they can’t follow or deem theologically unsound, and they leave church altogether. Bonnie Kristian responds to this moment with A Flexible Faith and its look at the variety of views within Christianity. As she says, “I don’t want to see Christians becoming nones because they’ve been falsely told there’s just one way to follow Jesus. That’s why I think there’s a lot of value to introducing Christians to our siblings and even distant cousins in the faith” (6). With that idea in mind, she discusses doctrines, opinions, people, and traditions that show the various ways that Christians have found to explore their faith.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Kathleen Norris, Anne Lamott, Brennan Manning, 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
 

 

#1:
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography 

Kathleen Norris

*** $1.99 ***

One of the finest spiritual memoirs of the last 50 years!

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Here are a 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

[ Last Month’s Theology Book List ]

 

A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts 

Jeremy Begbie

Baker Academic

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Herbert Workman’s book, The Evolution of the Monastic Ideal (1913), is a classic work

that not only introduces the history of Christian monasticism, but also provides an account of the theological forces that guided this tradition.
 

We are pleased to offer this book as a FREE PDF ebook to download.

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via Archive.org

 

From the book’s preface:

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A Reality Experienced

 

A Review of

In the Middle of Things: Essays
Meghan Florian 

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

Reviewed by Mark Jenkins

 

I sometimes wonder if one of the greatest accomplishments in life is to arrive at the age of 60 a less grumpy person than one was at the age of 30. If so, I have failed. Because grumpy is probably the best word to describe myself when I first laid hands on Meghan Florian’s collection of essays, The Middle of Things.

I hasten to add that my ill-temper had nothing to do with the content of this book. It was more the promise made by the publisher on its back cover: “In the tradition of classic essayists from Virginia Woolf to Annie Dillard…” It is, of course, the standard overpromise intended to sell books.

Not unsurprisingly, The Middle of Things doesn’t (quite) live up to that promise. Nonetheless, the further I read in Florian’s essays, the greater I came to enjoy her company. This young author may not – yet – be a new Dillard or Woolf, but her voice is clear, strong, and often compelling.

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This is an important book on the recent history of opioid epidemic in the U.S.
It is also one of our best new releases of this week.
 

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
Beth Macy

Hardback: Little, Brown & Co, 2018
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Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]  [ Audible ]

 
 

“Macy’s harrowing account of the opioid epidemic in which hundreds of thousands have already died masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference.”
New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice

 

Listen to an excellent NPR Interview with the author… 

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 We’re very excited about this new biography of Madeleine L’Engle!!! 

 

*** WATCH the trailer video
for this book…

 
 

We’re giving away FIVE  copies
of this brand new book:

 

A Light So Lovely:
The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time
Sarah Arthur

Paperback: Zondervan
 
 
Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :
 
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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…)

  

A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time 

Sarah Arthur

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