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Saturday, June 16, is the birthday of John Perkins, Civil Rights activist and founder of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)… 

 

In honor of his birthday, here are seven videos which serve as a fine introduction to his life and work… 

 

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This is a fascinating and timely new book…
 

The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
Howard Bryant

Hardback: Beacon Press, 2018
 
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Listen to an excellent NPR interview with the author:

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Rachel Held Evans

Five New Must-Listen Podcast Episodes!!!
Rachel Held Evans, David Fitch,
Austin Channing Brown, MORE

 

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

Several of these books are featured in
Our 2018 Summer Reading Guide

 
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Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 has been made into a new movie by HBO.

Watch the trailer above…

 

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel

Ray Bradbury

Originally Published 1953
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Fahrenheit 451 Is the Book for Our Social Media Age”
– Ramin Bahrani, creator of this HBO adaptation,
in the NY TIMES [ Read his essay ]

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One of the best new fiction book releases of last week was:
 

The Ensemble: A Novel
Aja Gabel

 
Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
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Listen to an an interview that the novelist did with NPR’s Scott Simon…

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James Davison Hunter

Today (May 18) is the birthday of James Davison Hunter, the noted sociologist and public intellectual…

In honor of the occasion, we offer these three interviews that introduce his work.

If you want to read his work, we recommend
starting with To Change the World

[ Other Books by James Davison Hunter ]

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Openness to Community
 
An Interview with Marcus Rempel, author of:
 

Life at the End
of Us vs. Them:
Cross Culture Stories

 
Paperback: Friesen Press, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 
Interview by Josina Guess
 
 
Over the course of about six years, I have gotten to know Marcus Rempel as he has made occasional pilgrimages away from his snow-covered farm in Canada to the sunny mild green of winters in Georgia. He and his family served as volunteers at Jubilee Partners, the Christian intentional community where I lived with my family, and he has remained connected- returning every few years to build and strengthen friendships. He is a gifted songwriter. My favorite of his songs, which our worship community sings every Easter is “Christus Victor,” a song that came to him in a dream.

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Today is the birthday of Richard Foster, the noted author and teacher on spiritual disciplines…

In honor of the occasion, we offer this series of brief video clips that introduce his work.

If you want to read his work, we recommend
starting with  Celebration of Discipline

[ Other Books by Richard Foster ]

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Today is the birthday of Sr. Joan Chittister, the noted author, theologian, and Benedictine sister…

In honor of the occasion, we offer this series of brief video clips that introduce her work.

If you want to read her work, we recommend
starting with Wisdom Distilled from the Daily:
Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

[ Other Books by Joan Chittister ]

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This is a fascinating new book
that released last week…

 

The Art of the Wasted Day
Patricia Hampl

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

Listen to Maureen Corrigan’s review
from NPR’S Fresh Air:

 
(Anyone here reading or finished this book?
I appreciate the Sabbath-like dimensions of this idea,
but do wonder the degree of privilege it takes to waste a day — or substantial portion of it?)

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