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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Winsomeness,
Generosity, and Hope
 
A Feature Review of

Christian Hospitality and Muslim
Immigration in an Age of Fear
Matthew Kaemingk

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2018
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Review by Tim Hoiland
 
 

Abbreviated from the review in 
our Lent 2018 magazine issue. 
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In recent years, refugees from Muslim-majority countries have risen on the list of threats we are instructed to fear. We have seen the videos of ISIS beheadings; we have seen what havoc car bombs wreak on people and property. Who’s to say the Somali family down the street doesn’t have sinister plans for the neighborhood? Who’s to say the Muslims in our city aren’t angling, through reproduction and supernatural patience, to become a democratic majority and eventually to impose Sharia law?
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Stanley Hauerwas, Greg Boyd, Sarah Arthur, Wendell Berry, 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:
Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian

Stanley Hauerwas

*** $2.99 ***

An important book on the careful use of our words

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Tomorrow (May 19th) marks the birthday of one of our favorite writers, Marilyn McEntyre.
 
In honor of the occasion, we offer this intro reading guide to her books…

 

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)  Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

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Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

 
While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!

 

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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

   

Paul Simon: The Life

Robert Hilburn

Read by: Dennis Boutsikaris
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James Davison Hunter

Today (May 18) is the birthday of James Davison Hunter, the noted sociologist and public intellectual…

In honor of the occasion, we offer these three interviews that introduce his work.

If you want to read his work, we recommend
starting with To Change the World

[ Other Books by James Davison Hunter ]

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Openness to Community
 
An Interview with Marcus Rempel, author of:
 

Life at the End
of Us vs. Them:
Cross Culture Stories

 
Paperback: Friesen Press, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 
Interview by Josina Guess
 
 
Over the course of about six years, I have gotten to know Marcus Rempel as he has made occasional pilgrimages away from his snow-covered farm in Canada to the sunny mild green of winters in Georgia. He and his family served as volunteers at Jubilee Partners, the Christian intentional community where I lived with my family, and he has remained connected- returning every few years to build and strengthen friendships. He is a gifted songwriter. My favorite of his songs, which our worship community sings every Easter is “Christus Victor,” a song that came to him in a dream.

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