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Enter to win a a pair of new books by Walter Brueggemann!

We’re giving away FIVE pairs of these two new books:
 

A Gospel of Hope 

Walter Brueggemann

 
Hardback: WJK Books, 2018
 
and
 

Interrupting Silence:
God’s Command to Speak Out

Walter Brueggemann

 
Paperback: WJK Books, 2018
 
 
Giveaway copies provided by the publisher… 
 
 

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Enter to win a copy of this fascinating new book!

 
We’re giving away THREE copies of:

Paul: A Biography
N.T. Wright

Hardback: HarperOne.
Giveaway copies provided by the publisher… 
 
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Enter to win a copy of this new audiobook edition of Mark Noll’s classic!

 
 
We’re giving away FIVE copies of:
(Each winner will receive a code to download one copy of the audiobook from Audible.com)
 
 

Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind
Mark Noll

 
Audiobook: Eerdmans
 

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One of the most pressing questions among Christians in North America is about the present relevancy of the label “evangelical”… 

 

We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this new book from Intervarsity Press:
 
 

Still Evangelical?:
Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning

Contributors include: Shane Claiborne, Karen Swallow Prior, Lisa Sharon Harper, MORE
Mark Labberton, Editor.
Paperback: IVP Books
 
 

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A Special Christmas Gift for Our Faithful Readers…

 
We invite everyone who receives our weekly email digest in their inbox to receive a completely FREE 1-year subscription to our quarterly magazine (in digital format).
 
No Hidden Strings Attached!
We won’t collect your billing info, and charge you as soon as a year is up. We just want to raise awareness of our magazine, and where better to start than with those who read our weekly email… OF COURSE, you are welcome to subscribe to the magazine in print or give gift subscriptions at any time.
 
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Hailing from Cincinnati, Over The Rhine has been making some of the finest music around for over a quarter century…

 
OTR has especially made a name for themselves for with their annual Christmas tour, which they have been doing for almost two decades.
 

To liven up your holidays, here are three superb Christmas shows (from three different tours) that you can stream or download for FREE (via Archive.org)…

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TODAY (Dec. 7) is the birthday of Willa Cather, one of the greatest fiction writers of the twentieth century!

In honor of her life and work, we offer five of her short stories that can be read in full…

The Sculptor’s Funeral
Willa Cather
(1905)

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Tomday (July 11) is the 90th birthday of Frederick Buechner!

 
In honor of the occasion, we’re giving away FIVE copies of the new book…
 

Buechner 101:
Essays and Sermons
by Frederick Buechner
(Intro by Anne Lamott)

 
 

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101-TransformativeBooks- SMALLThe BRAND NEW ebook:

101 Transformative Books
For Churches to Read & Discuss

by ERB Editor Chris Smith

is now available.

 

This ebook is a companion to Chris’s new book Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish. (Read an excerpt of RFTCG)  It is available for FREE download to readers who subscribe to our email digest.
 

Working under the convictions that 1) God is reconciling all things (cf. Col 1:15-20), and 2) that God’s reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel to which our churches bear witness, I want to encourage churches to read broadly and to create spaces in which they can discuss together what they are reading.  This annotated list of 101 books reflects the broadness of the life and work into which we have been called as God’s people.

 
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Read More Poetry

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to read more poetry?

If not, it’s not too late to do so. 

“For me, poetry is a practice that is helping me begin to slow down and become more attentive. Learning to read a poem carefully trains us to pay extraordinary attention to the sounds and images of language that we might easily overlook in our haste. … Poems offer us an invitation to abide with their words.”

– ERB Editor, Chris Smith, In Defense of Poetry

To help you read more poetry, we will be publishing two lists of recommended poets.

This first list will feature classic poets, whose work is freely available in the public domain.  These poems are good because they have withstood the test of time, and because they are easily and freely accessible. Their drawbacks are that they are dated (Many of them, for instance, write in verse, a form that is widely rejected among poets today), and that although we have tried to make our list as diverse as possible, there tends to be less diversity (A hundred years ago or more, the vast majority of poets being published were white males).

Our second list, which will be posted next week, will feature the work of contemporary poets.

It will be beneficial to develop habits of reading poems from both of these lists. The classics help us understand the tradition of poetry, and contemporary poets wrestle with contemporary concerns in the forms of today.

Classic Poets:

All the poems in these books are in the public domain. Read them on your device, print them out, post them on your blog, slice them, dice them and remix them into your own poems. Most of all, have fun!

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