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Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community
Leah Gunning Francis

Paperback: Chalice Press, 2015.
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The Kindle edition of this book is on sale for $4.99 through Saturday August 8…

Read an op-ed reflection that Leah Gunning Francis wrote for us earlier this year…

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Here is a wonderful video introduction to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s brand new book THE WISDOM OF STABILITY (Paraclete Press 2010), which is perhaps my most anticipated book of 2010, and this video only makes me more eager to get my hands on it!

Watch for a review coming in about a month…


Just in time for Easter, here are two excellent videos of NT Wright discussing the importance of the resurrection of Christ for the Christian faith.  We will be running a review of Wright’s newest book After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, in our next issue due out this Friday.

Also, there is less than a week left to enter our Easter N.T. Wright Book Giveaway (with over $250 of N.T. Wright books to be given away as prizes!). If you have not yet entered, you will want to do so soon!


This is the second video produced by on Brian McLaren’s newest book A New Kind of Christianity (BUY NOW from

Click here to watch the first installment of this series.


I have really been getting back into the works of Walter Brueggemann recently, his two newest books are fabulous ( An Unsettling God and Journey to the Common Good — click for our reviews) and I just picked up a used copy of his classic The Land while I was in Grand Rapids.

So, I was excited to find out about this six-part series (each segment is about an hour long) that Brueggemann gave last Fall on the book of Daniel and what it means for the people of God to be a holy people.   (H/T:  Ragan Sutterfield)

Part 1 – September 30, 2009:

Here are the remaining five segments:


Today is the birthday of the late author and illustrator Theodore Geisel (aka, Dr. Seuss).

Here are two articles on Dr. Seuss  from Mental Floss magazine with stories that offer a deeper look at his life and works:

And here is the movie of one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books, The Lorax:


Here is a recent video of Wendell Berry reading and commenting on his short story “Making it Home” (found in That Distant Land), in a talk given at the Wisconsin Book Festival.

If you enjoy this video, you will want to check out our recent reviews of a new Wendell Berry book and audiobook from last Friday’s issue:

This is a long video, and if it keeps stopping and buffering, you might want to hit the pause button for a few minutes and let most of it load.


Brian McLaren’s newest book A NEW KIND OF CHRISTIANITY (HarperOne, BUY NOW from was just released last week, and now is featuring a series of videos with Brian that engage the content of the book.

Here is the first of these videos.  Stay tuned to for the subsequent episodes.  Watch for a review of ANKOC coming soon in the ERB!


David Dow’s new book, The Autobiography of an Execution, “is in part an exploration of the politics behind the death penalty and an argument for its abolition. It’s also a memoir; Dow delves into how this line of work has affected his family life.”

The Autobiography of an Execution.
David R. Dow.

Hardcover: Twelve, 2010.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]


Michael Silverblatt of KCRW’s Bookworm talks with Barbara Kingsolver about her recent novel The Lacuna (Harper, Nov. 2009).