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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( NT Wright, Brueggemann, Krista Tippett, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.


Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(February 2019)

The Meal Jesus Gave Us, Revised Edition

N.T. Wright

*** $3.99 ***

Important book on the Eucharist!

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Here are some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

How the Bible Actually Works: In Which I Explain How An Ancient, Ambiguous, and Diverse Book Leads Us to Wisdom Rather Than Answers—and Why That’s Great News  

Peter Enns


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A Great Read on Feminist Eco-Theology…
On Sale now for Kindle!

The Body of God:
An Ecological Theology

Sallie McFague


*** $4.99 ***

A very distinctive and important new option for Christian theology. McFague proposes in a clear and challenging way a theological program based on what she calls ‘the organic model’ for conceiving God.

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*** The Best Ebook / Audiobook Deals
from Amazon’s monthly sale for  February!


An excellent memoir that released this month!

[ Read Our Review ]

We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this excellent new book:

The Color of Life:
A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice
Cara Meredith

Paperback: Zondervan, 2019.
Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)


Flee, Be Silent, Pray: Ancient Prayers for Anxious Christians 

Ed Cyzewski

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During Lent (starting Wednesday March 6), we will be hosting a conversation on this classic book on our website:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
*** For a limited time, you can get
the Kindle ebook for only $1.99!!!
We will read through the book in six weekly segments, and each week we will post questions on that week’s reading and invite you to post your questions and observations on the reading…

Make sure you have a copy of the book, and between now and Ash Wednesday, you may want to watch these video clips that introduce Heschel’s life and work.





This week we are giving away one advance copy (galley / ARC) of each of the 12 books pictured above.  All twelve of these books are featured on our list of 

30 Books For Christian Readers
to Watch For in 2019!


We will pick SIX winners:

  • First name picked will choose 2 books
  • Second name picked will choose 2 of the remaining books
  • Third name picked will choose 2 of the remaining books
  • Fourth name picked will choose 2 of the remaining books
  • Fifth name picked will choose 2 of the remaining books
  • Sixth name picked will get the 2 remaining books.

Thanks to the publishers who provided giveaway copies of these books!
Enter now for your chance to win some of these books!!!
(It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3)

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)


The Color of Life: A Journey toward Love and Racial Justice

Cara Meredith

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Amazon recently released their monthly ebook sale for February…
(Most ebooks in this sale are $3.99 or less!)


(Beginning with the Most Popular Titles)

*** Don’t miss the Audiobook deals below!


Here are 20 of the Very Best Deals
for Christian Readers from this sale… 


The World-Ending Fire:
The Essential Wendell Berry


*** $3.99 ***

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The Wisdom of the Desert

Thomas Merton

*** $2.99 ***

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The Maytrees: A Novel

Annie Dillard

*** $2.99 ***

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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“I Have a Dream”
and Other Great Writings

*** $2.99 ***

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(Ancient Practices Series)

Scot McKnight

*** $1.99 ***

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Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are taking a fair bit of criticism these days, and much of it is warranted. But one of the more worthwhile uses I’ve found for Twitter is to follow theologians on Twitter and to engage in conversation with them.

Theology is a conversation, and these days the conversation isn’t just limited to books or the halls of the academy. Today, anyone with a Twitter account can engage online with some of the finest theologians of our day.

Here are some of our favorite theologians * to follow on Twitter:

They represent a broad range of perspectives, and you likely won’t agree with any of them all the time, but they all are worth listening to. (We’ve limited this list to living theologians who primarily tweet in English — Sorry, @LeonardoBoff — and who are relatively active on Twitter — Sorry, @ProfRah.)
* We use the label “theologians” broadly here. All of the scholars featured below do theology in the broad sense of helping us understand God, the scriptural stories about God, and how we best live into the way of God. Not of them are theologians in the narrow academic sense, some are biblical scholars, some are ethicists, etc.


In alphabetical order of their Twitter handle:

(Or we’ve created a list where you
can follow along with the conversation.)

Christena Cleveland
Director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, professor @dukedivinity, social psychologist, public theologian, serving resistance

Daniel P. Horan, OFM
Franciscan Friar | Catholic priest | Theologian | Runner |
@ChicagoCTU Professor | @NCRonline columnist | @FrancisFXpod co-host

Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Author of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength | She/Her

Eboni Marshall Turman
Asst Professor @Yale l Author of Toward a Womanist Ethic l
Baptist preacher l Arts maniac l #1 Auntie I
Black philanthropy I Black excellence.

David Fitch
Husband/dad, C&MA pastor, author,
Anabaptist holiness evangelical missional theologian,
church planter, professor at @nseminary, work for @FExpressionsUS .

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