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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
Eyes on the Street:
The Life of Jane Jacobs
Listen to this interview now:
One of the best new book releases of this week is:
Watch a book trailer video
for this great new book:
One of this week’s best new releases…
Here I Am: A Novel
Jonathan Safran Foer
Here is a clip from our review by Amy Neftzger
that will run in our next print issue:
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Love is integral to life and this idea is prevalent throughout the novel. In most cases love is a struggle for us as we figure out how to best love our spouses, children, parents, and others. As part of finding his identity, Jacob attempts to learn how to give and receive love. He wrestles with this, just as we all do, and he tries in his imperfect manner to reason out the best way to demonstrate love, knowing that that intent and perception may be two very different things. Eventually he comes to the conclusion that without love each of us will die. However, each of us will also die with love, but not all deaths are equal. Love won’t make anything last longer than it should, but love is essential. We all need it and it impacts the quality of our lives, as well as how we perceive our own deaths.
Listen to an NPR interview with the author:
Today marks the anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s death.
In honor of his life and work, we offer this reading guide to his works that flesh out the history and culture of Middle Earth, beyond the familiar Lord of the Rings Series.
How deeply have you read about Middle Earth beyond The Lord of the Rings?
Tomorrow (Sept. 3) is the birthday of innovative author, Malcolm Gladwell.
Gladwell has an excellent new podcast called Revisionist history that is worth listening to…
Welcome to Revisionist History, a new podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media. Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
Introduction to the Podcast:
Episode #9, “Generous Orthodoxy” is particular interesting.
One of this fall’s best theology books is:
How Fixing the World
is Killing the Church
By John Nugent
This is a provocative book that asks vital questions about how the church should live in the world, and how we bear witness to the good news of Jesus.
Watch an introductory video
and read an excerpt of the book:
*** ALSO, we are planning to do a month-long read-a-long discussion of this book in November, so get a copy and start reading now!