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Our most anticipated book of this fall is ..
Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (Cultural Liturgies, Book 3)
James K.A. Smith
Paperback: Baker Academic, 2017
Pre-Order Now: [ Amazon ]
The publisher has just released a series of
five brief videos that give a nice taste of the book.
We highly recommend watching these videos when you get a chance!
Video #1 – Awaiting the King:
One of this week’s best new book releases is…
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Brené Brown did an extended interview this week on the NPR show, 1A…
So… We’re trying something new!
Help us pick the best Christian book covers of the fall!
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(UPDATED 9/7 to shorten tourney length )
Round 1 – Ends Sept 12
Round 2 – Ends Sept 15
Semis – Ends Sept 19
Finals – Ends Sept 22
Inspired by this great public radio interview with Bruce Handy, author of the new book, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult, I asked my Facebook friends for their favorite kids books that they have re-read as adults.
“Images from children’s books — a great green room and a red balloon, the white witch’s Turkish Delight, a lean and wicked cat in a red top hat — act as madeleines (or portkeys, or time turners, or rabbit holes, or wardrobes) calling up sleepiness, childhood rooms, grilled cheeses, long parental legs coming in and out of rooms, and that particular, pleasant ache of nostalgia. [Bruce Handy] … puts extraordinary care into replicating and preserving those feelings.” – NPR
Here are twenty of the most frequently-named
children’s books that are enjoyed by adults.
(In alphabetical order by author’s last name)
*** What other kids books
have you enjoyed as an adult?
The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures)
Ghosh explores the question, “where’s the great climate change novel?” He argues that climate change is less a science problem than a crisis of imagination.
The Virginia State Colony for
Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems
Molly McCully Brown
Paperback: Persea Books, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]
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: