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In advance of the new movie adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel,

A Wrinkle in Time

FSG Books, 1963
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Television station CUNY-TV sat down with an astrophysicist and a biologist to talk about science in L’Engle’s space trilogy.
 
(HT: Sarah Arthur. Thanks for alerting us to this!)

*** Watch the movie trailer!

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One of this week’s best new book releases is:

Test of Faith:
Signs, Serpents and Salvation

Lauren Pond

Hardback: Duke UP, 2017
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One of this fall’s best new books is:
 

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds
Alan Jacobs

Hardback: Currency, 2017
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*** Watch for our review of this book
     in our Advent 2017 magazine issue.
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LISTEN to a brief radio interview
that Alan Jacobs did with Brandon Vogt:

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One of this week’s best new book releases is:

 
Silence: In the Age of Noise
Erling Kagge

Hardback: Pantheon, 2017
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Here’s a great tongue-in-cheek silent interview with the author
(set to the soundtrack of John Cage’s 4:33) :

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The rampant consumerism of the Christmas season is a deep challenge for Christians…

But many of us still want to give gifts,
and what better to give than books,
especially beautiful ones!

 

So here are our picks for 10 of the most beautiful books of the year, that include books fit for a wide range of readers:

( PLUS, one bonus classic, that is worth giving in any year…)

 

#1 Wise Trees
By Diane Cook / Len Jenshel
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November 15 marked the birthday of Alvin Plantinga, the noted philosopher, who was awarded the distinguished Templeton Prize this fall.

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce his legacy…

*** Books by Alvin Plantinga

Introduction (Templeton Prize):

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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Barking to the Choir:
The Power of Radical Kinship

Fr. Gregory Boyle

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2017
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Fr. Boyle was interviewed this week about this book by
Terry Gross of NPR’s All Things Considered.

LISTEN to this interview…

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Today is the birthday of Krista Tippett, the renowned host of public radio’s On Being!

We are big fans of On being, and in honor of the occasion, we offer our list of the Top 10 episodes of the show…

Featuring John Lewis, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, David Brooks, and MORE

 

Krista Tippett’s Newest Book is:
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

 

Hope you enjoy these recordings!

#10 – Padraig O’ Tuama
Belonging Creates and Undoes Us Both

*** Padraig O’ Tuama’s book
In the Shelter

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One of the best new book releases of this week is:
 

Fear+Less Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice
Gregory Ellison II

Paperback: WJK Books, 2017
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I have started reading this book,
and am finding it very helpful!

 

These brief video clips are a great intro to the book…

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Great new book out this week…
 

How to Fix a Broken Record: Thoughts on Vinyl Records, Awkward Relationships, and Learning to Be Myself
Amena Brown

Paperback: Zondervan, 2017
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