Archives For *Conversations*

 

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

Natural Causes:
An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Barbara Ehrenreich

Hardback: Twelve, 2018
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 
Listen to this public radio interview from WNYC 
with the author about this provocative new book:
 
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One of the best new books
of recent weeks is…

 

The Sun Does Shine:
How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton

 
Hardback: St. Martins, 2018
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This brief video from The Equal Justice Initiative
introduces the author’s story. Watch it now:

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A conversation about a fascinating new book…

Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into―and Out of―Violent Extremism
Michael Kimmel

Hardback: U of California Press, 2018
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Listen to this NPR interview from 
Weekend Edition:

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A good book is a conversation, engaging other books and ideas in conversation, and setting the stage for future conversations…

This is the first in a series of posts that explore the conversation into which a particular recent book emerges. 

(Use the comments below to let us know what you think. Is this approach to a book helpful to you?
ALSO, feel free to suggest other books that are vital to this conversation…)

 

Reconstructing the Gospel:
Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Hardback: IVP Books, 2018.
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Watch for our review of this book in our May 2018 magazine issue!

 

 

Wading into the Conversation

(Helpful pre-reading)

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The author of the book that we covered in our latest feature review:
 

Why Should the Devil
Have All the Good Music?
Larry Norman and the Perils
of Christian Rock

 
Gregory Alan Thornbury

 
Hardback: Convergent, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 
 
Was interviewed this week on
NPR’s All Things Considered…
Give a listen to this conversation:
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This new picture book
by the Pulitzer Prize-winner
was featured on NPR this week…

 

Islandborn: A Picture Book
Junot Diaz
Illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Hardback: Dial Books, 2018
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Listen to the NPR interview with Diaz…

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One of the best new releases of last week was:
 

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved
 
Kate Bowler

 
Hardback: Random House, 2018
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Listen to an extraordinary interview
that the author did with NPR’s Terry Gross:

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This is a fascinating new book…

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia 
Elizabeth Catte

Paperback: Belt Publishing, 2018
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“Many journalists and pundits refer to J.D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy for a better understanding of the people who live in the Appalachia region. That doesn’t sit well with historian Elizabeth Catte, so she wrote her rebuttal in What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.”
 

Listen to an NPR interview with the author:

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Today (Feb. 7) marks the birthday of agrarian and theologian Norman Wirzba…

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of our favorite brief video clips that introduce Wirzba’s work…
 

*** Norman Wirzba’s FOOD AND FAITH
was our 2011 Book of the Year!

 

Food for Thought:

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This excellent book released
last month… 

All Things Hold Together in Christ:
A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

James K.A. Smith /
Michael Gulker, Eds.

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

*** Watch for our review in our
Lent 2018 magazine issue [SUBSCRIPTION INFO]

 

This book was produced as part of the work of the Colossian Forum.
Watch a brief video intro to their important work….

Watch the trailer video for this book:

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