Extraordinary book, and one of our Best Books of 2017!!!
On sale now for Kindle…

 

Becoming Curious:
A Spiritual Practice
of Asking Questions

 
Casey Tygrett

 

*** $3.99 ***

 
 
“Five words came to mind as I read this book, and each term stuck with me the entire book: fresh, suggestive, reflective, penetrating, and lasting. In Becoming Curious, spiritual formation is approached from an angle I’ve never seen: curiosity.”
– Scot McKnight

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*** The Best Ebook / Audiobook Deals
from Amazon’s monthly sale for January!

A short book with two powerful speeches by MLK…
 

The Measure of a Man
 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

*** 99c ***

 
Features the two speeches: “What is a man?” and “The Dimensions of a Complete Life.”
 

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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 Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism 

Jemar Tisby

*** READ a five-star review from Christianity Today

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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Healthy Acts of Resistance
 
A Review of
 

Sacred Signposts:
Words, Water, and Other Acts of Resistance

Benjamin Dueholm

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2018.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]
 
Reviewed by D.S. Leiter
 
 
Sacred Signposts is by a minister in the mainline Lutheran tradition. As such, the book is organized according to the “sacred possessions” of the church offered by reformer Martin Luther: words; water; a meal of bread and wine; confession and forgiveness; ministry; prayer, praise, and worship; and the cross and suffering.

Dueholm seeks to make an argument that these traditions are worth continuing. At times he makes a good case. For instance, I dearly loved that the author pointed out that the biblical creation story is the only known creation narrative that creates the world through speech. And I really loved some of the ways he talked about the need for repentance, especially by the white church.

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Extraordinary collection of essays!!!
 

We Are The Ones
We Have Been Waiting For:

Inner Light in a Time of Darkness

 

Alice Walker

 

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A “stunningly insightful” essay collection from the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple
Publishers Weekly

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES…
 

The Neon Bible:
A Novel

John Kennedy Toole

 

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“Heartfelt emotion, communicated in clean direct prose . . . a remarkable achievement.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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Life-giving and Life-sustaining
 
A Feature Review of
 

Invitation to Retreat:
The Gift and the Necessity of Time Away with God
Ruth Haley Barton

Hardback: IVP Books, 2018.
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Reviewed by Alicia Brummeler
 
Ruth Haley Barton’s Invitation to Retreat is a gift to readers. In a compelling and straightforward manner, she diagnoses what plagues most of us: busyness and exhaustion. However, she doesn’t leave readers hopeless. She identifies the cure: retreat is an essential spiritual practice.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Willie Jennings, David Fitch, Sr. Joan Chittister,  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.

 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(January 2019)

#1:
Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible

Willie Jennings

*** $3.99 ***

More than merely a commentary,
one of the most important books

of the last few years!
 
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As we tiptoe into 2019, here are the 30 new books that we are most eager to read…

 
Due to the nature of publishers’ catalogs, this list mostly cover just the first half of the year.  We will do a similar list in June for the second half of the year.
 

[ Top Ten -Pt A ] [ Top Ten- Pt B ] [ Faith-in-Practice ]
[ Theology ] [ Fiction ] [ Gen. Nonfiction ]
[ Poetry / Young Readers ]  [ Honorable Mentions ]

 

TOP TEN (Part A):

 
 
These titles are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name…
 
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Here are 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

Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism 

Kathryn Tanner

Yale UP

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