Best Books of the First Half of 2011 [Vol. 4, #16.5]

August 5, 2011 — 1 Comment

 

This list originally appeared in our Eastertide / Summer print issue,
but we thought we’d reprint it here for readers who haven’t seen that issue…

It was a difficult choice, but here are our picks for the best books of the first half of 2011:

[ In order by author’s last name… ]

Caleb’s Crossing
Geraldine Brooks

Hardback: Viking Books
Read an excerpt.  Review coming in next print issue.

The Origin of Species and Other Poems.
Ernesto Cardenal.

Hardback: Texas Tech Univ. Press
Review by Brent Aldrich upcoming in the next print issue.


Migrations of the Holy: God, State and the
Political Meaning of the Church

Bill Cavanaugh

Paperback: Eerdmans
Read our Review by Micah Weedman


Marshall McLuhan:
You Know Nothing of My Work!

Douglas Coupland

Hardback: Atlas Books
Review by Read Mercer Schuhardt in theLent print issue.


The End of Evangelicalism?
David Fitch

Paperback: Cascade Books
Read our Review by Chris Smith


Year of Plenty
Craig Goodwin

Paperback: Sparkhouse
Read our Review by Brent Aldrich


The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
Alan Jacobs

Hardback: Oxford Univ. Press
Review by Chris Smith in the Eastertide print issue.


The Sacrifice of Africa:
A Political Theology for Africa

Emmanuel Katongole
.

Paperback: Eerdmans
Read our review by Chris Smith


Julian of Norwich, Theologian.
Denys Turner
.
Hardback: Yale Univ. Press.
Review by Alex Joyner
in the Eastertide print issue.


All That We Share
Jay Walljasper
Paperback: The New Press
Read our Review


The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton
Monica Weis
Hardback: University Press of Kentucky.
Read Chris Smith’s Review in THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY.

Our review by Brent Aldrich coming soon.


Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating
Norman Wirzba

Hardback: Cambridge Univ. Press
Interview with Norman in Eastertide print issue.
Review will run online soon…

Caleb’s Crossing

Geraldine Brooks

Hardback: Viking Books

Watch for our upcoming review online.

The Origin of Species and Other Poems

Ernesto Cardenal

Hardback: Texas Tech Univ. Press

Review by Brent Aldrich upcoming online.

Migrations of the Holy: God, State and the

Political Meaning of the Church

Bill Cavanaugh

Paperback: Eerdmans

Review by Micah Weedman

online at bit.ly/ERB-Cavanaugh

Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work!

Douglas Coupland

Hardback: Atlas Books

Review by Read Mercer Schuhardt in the

Lent print issue of the ERB

The End of Evangelicalism?

David Fitch

Paperback: Cascade Books

Review by Chris Smith

online at bit.ly/ERB-Fitch

Year of Plenty

Craig Goodwin

Paperback: Sparkhouse

Review by Brent Aldrich

online at bit.ly/ERB-Goodwin

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

Alan Jacobs

Hardback: Oxford Univ. Press

Review by Chris Smith on page 10.

The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa

Emmanuel Katongole

Paperback: Eerdmans

Review by Chris Smith

online at bit.ly/ERB-Katongole

Julian of Norwich, Theologian

Denys Turner

Hardback: Yale Univ. Press

Review by Alex Joyner on page 26.

All That We Share

Jay Walljapser

Paperback: The New Press

Review by Chris Smith

online at bit.ly/ERB-Commons

The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton

Monica Weis

Hardback: University Press of Kentucky

Watch for our upcoming review online.

Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating

Norman Wirzba

Hardback: Cambridge Univ. Press

Conversation with Norman Wirzba on page 4.

   

   

   

 
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