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…)

  

Five-Carat Soul: Stories

James McBride

 

*** Read a review from The Seattle Times

 

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A Deeper Exploration
 
A Feature Review of 
 

Reading the Gospels
with Karl Barth

Daniel Migliore, Ed.

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]
 
Reviewed by Allen Stanton
 
 
 
I grew up as an evangelical in a fairly conservative denomination. As I developed a theological imagination and began asking my own questions about my faith, I was often pointed in the direction of staunch neo-Calvinists. Their understanding of sin, election, free will, and justification left much for me to be desired. Each question I asked resulted in a reference to Paul. I could not make sense of Paul – he seemed angry, harsh, and judgmental. His theology, which was deemed conclusive, seemed lacking. Worst of all, I could not make sense of how Paul interacted with this person called Jesus. The way I was being taught to read Paul seemed so at odds with the revelation that comes from reading the Gospel of Luke or the Gospel of John. Finally, in frustration, I stopped reading scripture altogether.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Richard Rohr, Krista Tippett, Brennan Manning
, MORE )

 

THEOLOGY CLASSICS –
15 Essential Ebooks Under $3ea!
  

 

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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#1:
Jesus’ Plan for a New World: The Sermon on the Mount

Richard Rohr

*** $4.99 ***

*** This ebook is part of a larger sale on twelve of Rohr’s books…
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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 Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

Toni Morrison

 

*** Read an excerpt that ran in The New Yorker

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: For the next few months, we will be featuring a cartoon every Sunday by our friend and ERB reader Josh Dease. Let us know what you think of these cartoons.

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The Face of Jesus
(In Two Parts)
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Humor, Transparency, Truth, and Vulnerability

 
A Feature Review of 

Of Mess and Moxie, Wrangling Delight Out of this Wild and Glorious Life
Jen Hatmaker

Hardback: Thomas Nelson, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

Reviewed by Carolyn Miller Parr

 
Jen Hatmaker’s Of Mess and Moxie is the perfect book to pick up when your best friend is unavailable, your husband is buried in his den, and your kids are making you rethink that whole parenting thing. Funny, poignant, and smart, Jen Hatmaker is fully engaged. She likes sex. She is a woman who takes life, but not herself, seriously. The Washington Post calls her “relatable.” (Oct. 31, 2016). She reminds me of a G-rated Anne Lamott. (That’s a high compliment.)

Hatmaker is a pastor’s wife, mother of five children, and a speaker in high demand, especially among Christian women’s groups. She and her family starred in an HGTV series, “My Big Family Renovation” for six months as they remodeled their home.

Oh, yeah. She also writes books. Of Mess and Moxie is her twelfth.
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Thomas Lynch, Madeleine L’Engle, 
Ursula Le Guin, MORE )

 

THEOLOGY CLASSICS –
15 Essential Ebooks Under $3ea!
  

 

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:
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

Thomas Lynch

*** $1.99 ***

 

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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

    

Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology

Amy Plantinga Pauw

Eerdmans
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One of this week’s best new book releases is…
 

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Brené Brown

Hardback: Random House, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

*** Intro Reading Guide to Brené Brown’s books

 

Brené Brown did an extended interview this week on the NPR show, 1A…

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