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

Seeing Jesus in East Harlem:
What Happens When Churches Show up and Stay Put
José Humphreys

 
Paperback: IVP Books, 2018
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Listen to an interview that the author did with
The Prophetic Resistance Podcast:

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Five New Must-Listen Podcast Episodes!!!
NT Wright, Sarah Smarsh, The Patron Saint of Libraries,
Aaron Niequist, MORE

 

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

 

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October 7 is the birthday of Michelle Alexander, the noted author and lawyer…

In honor of the occasion, we offer this series of brief video clips that introduce her work on race and the criminal justice system.

Alexander is author of the important book
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  

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NPR’s book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews this excellent new book…

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke
in the Richest Country on Earth
Sarah Smarsh

Hardback: Scribner, 2018
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Listen to this review… 

 
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Sunday September 30 is the birthday of Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of greatest nonfiction writers of our day!

 Whether you love or loathe his work, it’s hard to argue that he is one of the most thought-provoking essayists writing today. 

His atheistic naturalism, for instance, challenges us as Christians to take the Incarnation, and our bodies, more seriously.

In honor of his birthday, we offer the following list of eight of Coates’s finest essays from THE ATLANTIC!

 

Letter to My Son

An excerpt from Between the World and Me
Published: July 4. 2015

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

 

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or from the links below.

 

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The Relational Consequences
of Sacred Talk

 

A Response to
CHRISTIANITY TODAY’s Review 

(by Tim Muehlhoff ) of Jonathan Merritt’s  New Book
Learning to Speak God from Scratch:
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing
–and How We Can Revive Them

By D.S. Leiter

 

READ our review of this book

And Watch for our interview with the author
in our Fall 2018 magazine issue.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This reflection was
originally posted on the writer’s blog,

and is reprinted here with her permission.
 
I’ve been getting my mind in gear to teach my general education communication classes that start in just over a week. And so when I read a recent Christianity Today review that’s in my wheelhouse—I’m a communication scholar, after all, and it’s a review by a communication scholar (Tim Muehlhoff) of a recent book about sacred language by Jonathan Merritt—my mind turned to an important distinction that pops up in Chapter 1 of the interpersonal communication textbook I teach.
 
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This fascinating and provocative new book is
one of the best new book releases of this week:

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Anand Giridharadas

Hardback: Knopf, 2018.
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A Snippet:

“A lot of well-meaning liberals — and it’s going to, it hurts to hear this — but a lot of well-meaning liberals paved the road for Trump. And they did so in two ways. First of all, by peddling a lot of pseudochange instead of actually fixing the American opportunity structure, instead of actually repairing the American dream over the last 30 to 40 years — by doing that, they allowed some of the biggest problems in this country to fester for decades and not be solved. And I think it’s very plausible that had we actually been solving those problems of trade and education and social mobility, Donald Trump would simply not have had the oxygen that his conflagration required. But they also enabled Trump in a second way, which is: They contributed to the correct intuition, across large parts of this country, that elite Americans have rigged the game for themselves.”

 

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Five New Must-Listen Podcast Episodes!!!
Sarah Bessey on Madeleine L’Engle, Localism,
Lies My Teacher Taught Me, MORE

 

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