The Wonder of Love and
the Call of Justice

A Feature Review of 

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church
Carol Howard Merritt

Hardback: HarperOne, 2017
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Reviewed by Phil Snider

 

Have you ever been afraid in the hallways of your high school because you couldn’t find any of your friends from church, and you thought the rapture had occurred and you were left behind?

Have you ever been inclined to “come forward” to the altar just one more time, to make sure your heart is sincere, even though you’ve already committed your life to Christ on multiple occasions yet somehow can still never feel secure in your salvation?

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Walter Brueggemann, Gerhard Lohink, Reza Aslan, Poetry, MORE)

 

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#1:
Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition

Walter Brueggemann

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Of the many books that will get adapted to film in 2017,
Here are our most anticipated ones.

(In order, leading up to the most anticipated.)

*** Be sure to read (or re-read) the book before you see the movie!

#10
Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon
Buy now:
[ Print Book ] [ Kindle ]

 

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. 

 

 
 

Film Adaptation:

Releases: May 19. Director:  Stella Meghie
Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose

Watch the movie trailer:




 

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Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel has just been released as a TV series on HULU…

 

The Handmaid’s Tale: A Novel
Margaret Atwood

Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

Watch the trailer for this series:

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Saturday April 29 is the birthday of theologian Willie James Jennings!

 
Watch for our review of his new commentary on Acts in our Fall 2017 magazine issue…

Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible
Willie James Jennings

Hardback:  WJK Books, 2017.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon

 

Listen to a great interview that Jennings did
with the LA Review of Books’ Marginalia podcast:

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Pilgrim in Pumps

 
A Review of 

Still Pilgrim: Poems
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell 

Paperback: Paraclete Press, 2017
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Reviewed by James Matichuk

Featured on our list of
Ten New Poetry Books
to Read in 2017!

 

This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog.
Reprinted with permission. 
*** Visit his blog for many other insightful reviews!

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell teaches English at Fordham University and is the associate director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. She has previously published seven poetry collections (in addition to publishing other books, articles, and essays). Her new collection of poems, Still Pilgrim showcases a steady faith and the journey of a woman through the seasons of life and liturgy.
The project was birthed after O’Donnell made a pilgrimage to Herman Melville’s grave, a few miles from her home in the New York. Melville had written of the passion of men going off to sea, but his grave plot in Woodlawn cemetery in the Bronx was in only one of ‘New York’s five boroughs not surrounded by water” (69).  O’Donnell composed a poem, St. Melville, with these words, “Is this what you were called to still pilgrim,/to sleep beneath six small feet of earth?” (70). An old sailor interred in the earth, still but his work still lives on.

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This extraordinary new dystopian novel was released this week…
 
 

Borne: A Novel
Jeff VanderMeer

Hardback:  MCD Books, 2017.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

Life in the Broken Places

A book trailer video in which Jeff VanderMeer talk about the urban spaces that gave inspiration to his new novel, BORNE

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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…)

   

Anything Is Possible: A Novel

Elizabeth Strout

Read a review from NPR

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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What has Bioregionalism
to Do with Discipleship?

 
A Feature Review of 

Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice
Ched Myers

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
 

This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog.
Reprinted with permission. 
*** Visit his blog for many other insightful reviews!

Early Christians asked themselves, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” wondering about the relationship between the Christian faith and pagan philosophy. Today many Christians raise a similar question: “What does my faith have to do with the environment?” Western Christianity has imbibed a functional Docetism since Constantine, placing salvation outside of creation’s realm. We’ve also been bequeathed the medieval Doctrine of Discovery, and Industrialization’s anthropological assumption which has enabled colonization and the exploitation of our natural resources (5-6). We’ve commodified our land and resources and a major divide continually grows between our Christian faith and our lived environments. We are now at a critical juncture in which human persons are making a major impact on our world. It is time to re-place Christian discipleship within our ecosystems.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Kathleen Norris, Maya Angelou, David Dark, MORE)

 

DON’T MISS THE HUGE
THEOLOGY EBOOK SALE
FROM FORTRESS PRESS! 

 
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:
Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life

Kathleen Norris

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 *** Our 2008 Book-of-the-Year!

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