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

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 

Richard Rohr

Convergent 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 Art of Bible Translation 

Robert Alter

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Reading the Signs of the Times
 
A Feature Review of
 

Burying White Privilege:
Resurrecting a Badass Christianity

 
Hardback: Eerdmans, 2018
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[ Hearts & Minds Books ]

Reviewed by Sr Rhonda Miska
 
Christian social ethicist-activist Miguel De La Torre’s dust jacket bio describes him as “a modern Amos-like prophet.”  Burying White Privilege is a powerful tour de force which indeed echoes the social critique and righteous indignation of Old Testament prophets, offering a raw and unflinching analysis of Trump’s presidency and the religious leaders who distort the Gospel to support Trump’s political agenda.  The book is an expansion of De La Torre’s November 2017 essay “The Death of Christianity in the US,” published on the Baptist News Global website, which went viral on social media.  That essay opens with the provocative line, “Christianity has died in the hands of Evangelicals.” He goes on to write that “Evangelicalism ceased being a religious faith tradition following Jesus’ teachings concerning justice for the betterment of humanity when it made a Faustian bargain for the sake of political influence.”   

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Jean Vanier, Stanley Hauerwas, Kathleen Norris, Walter Wink, 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.

#1:
Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness

Jean Vanier / Stanley Hauerwas

*** $4.99 ***

“This book calls us to a humanism that is tender, patient and present. Its humanism is rooted in the incarnation, for “the Word became flesh to bring people together” (Vanier), and is lived in the church, which proclaims a “politics of gentleness” (Hauerwas).”
The Christian Century

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This classic is on a great sale now for Kindle…
 

Dakota:
A Spiritual Geography
 
Kathleen Norris

 
 

*** $2.99 ***

 
 
“A deeply spiritual, deeply moving book” about life on the Great Plains, by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Cloister Walk
The New York Times Book Review
 

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

Part Two of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:
 

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 
 

PART TWO

<<<<< PART ONE
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters I and II (pages 12-33)
 
Facilitator: Katy Drage Lines
Katy compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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Brazos Press just released a series of video clips that introduce ERB editor Chris Smith’s soon-to-be-released book:
 

How the Body of Christ Talks:
Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church

Paperback: Brazos Press, April 2019.
Pre-order now: [ Amazon ]
 
 

Watch the trailer video that overviews the book:

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A Deeper Conversation with God

An excerpt from

More Than You Can Handle: When Life’s Overwhelming Pain Meets God’s Overcoming Grace
 
Nate Pyle

 
Paperback: Zondervan, 2019
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[ Amazon ] [ Kindle ] [ Audible ]
[ Hearts & Minds Books ]

Honest expression of doubt is often a sign of faith. As Episcopal priest Fleming Rutledge writes, “The very existence of such doubts are themselves a sign of the divine action that elicits the cry, ‘Help my unbelief!’ (Mark 9:24).” [1]
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A call  to cultivate orchards and communities, to clap our hands along with the trees of the fields. 
 
 
We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this excellent new book:
 

Placemaker:
Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace

Christie Purifoy

Paperback: Zondervan, 2019.
 
 
Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :
 
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