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This extraordinary new collection of poems was released this spring…
 
 

The Virginia State Colony for
Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

 
Molly McCully Brown

 
Paperback: Persea Books, 2017
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Earlier this week, the poet did a striking interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, in which we talks about faith and disability and our bodies, and reads portions of her poems:

I highly recommend given it a listen here:

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One of the best new theology books of this month will release next week… 

Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence
Greg Boyd

Paperback: Fortress Press, 2017
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Get a sneak peek of this book in the trailer video…
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One of this week’s best new book releases is …
 

Vanishing New York:
How a Great City Lost Its Soul
Jeremiah Moss

Hardback: Dey Street Books, 2017
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This is an insightful and provocative book on the future of cities by the creator of the Vanishing New York blog
 

Listen to a great interview that the author did with public radio station WNYC…

(If the embedded player below doesn’t work, CLICK HERE to listen…)
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NPR’s Morning Edition today, featured a great interview with Kwame Alexander about getting kids excited about poetry…

The interview features Alexander’s new book:

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
Kwame Alexander

Hardback: HMH Books, 2017
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Listen to this interview now:

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These videos do an excellent job
of introducing the new book…

 

To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth Our Communities
Michael Frost and Christiana Rice

Paperback: IVP Books, 2017.
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Here’s a great video of Arden Reed introducing the concept of Slow Art, as explored in his new book:
 

Slow Art: The Experience of Looking, Sacred Images to James Turrell
Arden Reed

Hardback: U of California Press, 2017
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Slow Art in the Age of Instant Everything.
Listen to this talk from the Chicago Humanities Festival:

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NPR featured a story this week on a new exhibit on the life and work of Black SciFi writer Octavia Butler.

 
Butler’s best known book is:

Kindred: A Novel
Octavia Butler

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This segment is a great introduction to Butler and her work.
Give it a listen:

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With the release of the Wendell Berry documentary LOOK & SEE, Co-Producer Nick Offerman (best known as Ron Swanson, from TV’s Parks and Recreation) has been making the rounds as an apologist for the film…

*** A number of Berry’s books are on a great sale
for Kindle this month!

Here is one brief interview that Offerman did:

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This week marked the 20th anniversary of the original UK release of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel. 

 

The newest book from the Harry Potter universe… 

 
 

NPR remembers the occasion with a replay of their original review:

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Rev. William Barber II has been called by Cornel West,  
“the closest thing this generation will have to a Martin Luther King, Jr.”

 
His most recent book is

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear
Rev. William Barber II

Paperback: Beacon Press, 2016
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Rev. Barber was interviewed this week by Trevor Noah on the Daily Show. Watch the interview… 

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