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We are super-excited about our Lent 2017 print magazine, which just came back from the printer this afternoon.

The issue features interviews with Kate Hennessy (the granddaughter of Dorothy Day) and Tish Harrison Warren, as well as reviews of new books by Bruce Springteen, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Makoto Fujimura, and MORE!!!
 
 

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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…)

  

Universal Harvester: A Novel

John Darnielle

Listen to an NPR interview that the novelist did… 

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

 

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BonhoefferTrumps

Tomorrow (Feb. 4) is the birthday of Dietrich Bonhoeffer… 

In the Trump era of propaganda (e.g., “alternative facts”) and violence and oppression toward anyone who is not a white heterosexual male, we would do well to return to the writings of Bonhoeffer — not just the wrongheaded spin of some who have written about Bonhoeffer (AHEM, Eric Metaxas), but his actual writings themselves.

Here are 5 stunning passages that shed light on our call to costly discipleship in the present age…

 
 

Christianity has adjusted itself much
too easily to the worship of power.

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In conjunction with the release of Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel SILENCE [ Watch the movie trailer ], Makoto Fujimura has released a series of videos and a downloadable discussion guide that are both intended to foster conversation about the movie / novel.  

 

Silence: A Novel
Shusaku Endo

Paperback: Picador, 2017
Buy now:
[ Amazon ] [ Audible ]

 
 

Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering
Makoto Fujimura

Hardback: IVP Books, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle
*** Selected as one of our Best Books of 2016!
 
 

Watch Two Sample videos 
from these new discussion materials:

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JohnTheSilent

A glimmer of hope on this Inauguration Day. 

American society has been rapidly fragmenting over the last century, and amidst this crumbling edifice, we have elected a president that conservative pundit David Brooks has called “professionally unprepared, intellectually ill informed, morally compromised and temperamentally unfit.” Today is not our nation’s finest day.

And yet, in this season of chaos and uncertainty, our hope runs deeper than the future of an empire. Since the election, I have been finding hope in the quiet-yet bold folk music of John the Silent, the nom de plume of Orthodox priest Joel David Weir.  Weir’s keen songwriting bears witness to the hope we find in vulnerability, friendship, mutual care.

Here are a couple sample songs for you to check out…
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One of this week’s best new book releases is…

My Life, My Love, My Legacy
Coretta Scott King

Hardback: Holt, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]   [  Kindle ]
 

*** Read ERB Editor
Chris Smith’s review of this book

 

Here is a great video intro to the book from Good Morning, America,that features a brief interview with King’s daughter, Bernice…

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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…)

 

My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King

 

 Read a brief, five-star review by ERB editor Chris Smith

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

 

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Praying for Justice

This extraordinary new book guides through daily prayer for the marginalized in U.S. society (and the world) through all four years of the Trump presidency…

 

Praying for Justice: A Lectionary of Christian Concern
Anderson Campbell and Steve Sherwood

Paperback: Barclay Press, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]

 

From the introduction:

“It’s easy to look at the campaign rhetoric during the previous eighteen months and conclude that the next four years are going to be profoundly difficult for the vulnerable in our society. The reality is that, for them, every year is difficult. Most of the Founding Fathers were slaveholders. Franklin Delano Roosevelt interred more than one hundred thousand Japanese American citizens. Liberal and conservative presidents led a country that for decades allowed Jim Crow laws to remain in place and denied women the right to vote. John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy dragged his feet on civil rights reform. Ronald Reagan’s policies on mental health led to an explosion in the number of homeless in our country. Bill Clinton ushered in the mass incarceration of young African Americans. Barack Obama has deported more undocumented immigrants than any president before him. If one is convinced, as we are, that God’s heart is uniquely for those without power, without recourse to justice, then there has never been a time in our nation’s history when the powers that be have been in alignment with this passion of God’s.”

 

My endorsement for this book:

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2017Watch

With 2017 almost upon us, here are the 30 new books that we are most eager to read…

Due to the nature of publishers’ catalogs, this list only spans the first half of the year.  We will do a similar list in June for the second half of the year.

[ Top Ten ] [ Fiction ]  [ Theology ]
[ Praxis ] [ Culture ]  

TOP TEN (Part 1):

These titles are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name…

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Advent2016 - COVERThe new Advent 2016 ERB print issue has been mailed recently…

 

Featuring interviews with singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer and theologian David Fitch, reviews and articles by C. Christopher Smith, Cara Meredith, and Todd Edmondson, two new poems by Luci Shaw, reviews of new books by J.D. Vance, Ann Patchett, Zadie Smith and MORE.

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