The Healing Balm
Our Wounded Souls Require.
 
A Feature Review of 

Southernmost:
A Novel

Silas House

Hardback: Algonquin Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Daniel Ogle

 

It just makes sense that a book about a Pentecostal preacher begins with a flood. Since the days of Noah, floods, storms and rain that just won’t quit have served as the backdrop for all kinds of sermons from all kinds of preachers.

In Southernmost, the hauntingly beautiful and urgently necessary novel from Silas House, Asher Sharp’s life is upended by a flood, of well, Biblical proportions. The waters rage as a storm turns the river near his Tennessee home into a destructive force. In the search for a beloved dog, Asher and his son, Justin, encounter two gay men.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dallas Willard, Diana Butler Bass, 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
 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(September 2018)

 

  

#1:
Evil and the Justice of God 

N.T. Wright

*** $3.99 ***

Important book that wrestles with
one of the most pressing questions of our faith. 

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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)

<<<<< Best New Audiobooks
– August 2018

 

  

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers 

Maxwell King

Read by: LeVar Burton
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Evoking a life of shalom

A Review of 

Telling the Stories Right:
Wendell Berry’s
Imagination of Port William
Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro, eds.

Paperback: Front Porch Republic 2018.
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Reviewed by Allan F. Brooke II

 

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks. These are the instructions for telling our stories right, and stories told in this way compel us to tend the splintered life of goodness that shines through the cracks of our wounded world.
– “Introduction,” Telling the Stories Right, xiv

 

Wendell Berry, respected author and essayist, is also known for his fiction, including eight novels and over fifty short stories which form an overlapping composite history of the fictional Kentucky farming community of Port William, and the “membership” of individuals and families who have lived and died there since the Civil War. The narratives need not be read in order, and the reader will find accounts of the same events from different characters (or the same characters) at different times and with different emphases. Several of the novels focus on a single character (e.g. Nathan Coulter, Jayber Crow, Hannah Coulter, Andy Catlett), and track the whole, or a part of his or her life in the community. Berry’s first novel was published in 1960 and his most recent in 2006, though he has continued to produce Port William short stories up through last year. (Consider the breadth of a life of fiction spanning from To Kill a Mockingbird to The Dog Stars.)
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This is an extraordinary new biography of Fred Rogers, better known as PBS television’s Mr. Rogers. 

 

We’re giving away TWO copies
of this new book:

The Good Neighbor:
The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King

Hardback: Abrams
 

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…)

  

We Need Each Other: Responding to God’s Call to Live Together 

Jean Vanier


  

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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Listen to this powerful interview with the author of this new book…

Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement
That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
Linda Kay Klein

Hardback: Touchstone, 2018
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Listen to Klein’s interview with NPR’s Terry Gross… 

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 Looking inward.
 
 A Feature Review of

The Character Gap: How Good are We?
Christian B. Miller

Hardback: Oxford UP, 2018.
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Reviewed by Mary VanderGoot

 

When you pick up The Character Gap and see a picture of Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler on the dust jacket, you might expect the author is going to sort the good guys from the bad guys. Once you start reading, however, you realize that far from helping you point the finger at anyone else or create another hero, the author, Christian Miller, is inviting you to look inward.

This is a book written by the Director of the Character Project, which is being funded by the Templeton Foundation, and involves researchers around the world who are addressing basic questions about how people make moral choices. Gathering a wide range of findings together into an elaborate view of human behavior, the team of the Character Project is addressing one of the big questions: how good (or not) are we?

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dallas Willard, Diana Butler Bass, 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
 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(September 2018)

 

  

#1:
Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower 

Gary Moon

*** $5.99 ***

Excellent new biography of Willard,
on sale for the very first time!

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Five New Must-Listen Podcast Episodes!!!
Jen Hatmaker talks to Kwame Alexander,
Krista Tippett talks to Eugene Peterson
,
Dallas Willard, Paula Gooder, MORE

 

These podcasts can be downloaded from the iTunes store
or from the links below.

 

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