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Today is the release day for John Green’s new novel…

Turtles All the Way Down
John Green

Hardback: Dutton Books, 2017
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Listen to John Green reading the
first chapter from this new book… 

 
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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
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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:

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A great interview with Alice McDermott
about her new novel:

 

The Ninth Hour: Novel
Alice McDermott

Hardback:  FSG Books, 2017
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Give this interview with Scott Simon a listen… 

 
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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

Hardback: Random House, 2017
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*** Intro Reading Guide to Brené Brown’s books

 

Brené Brown did an extended interview this week on the NPR show, 1A…

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So… We’re trying something new!

Help us pick the best Christian book covers of the fall!

VOTE and share…

Four Rounds:  

(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

 
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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?

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An Excellent Public Radio interview with Bruce Handy, author of the new book:
 

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult
Bruce Handy

Hardback: Simon and Schuster, 2017
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Listen to this interview from WNYC… 

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Public Radio WNYC did a great interview last weekend with novelist Amitav Ghosh, author of the recent book…
 

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures)
Amitav Ghosh

 
Paperback: U of Chicago Press, 2016
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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.

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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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