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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…)

  

To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth Our Communities

Michael Frost /
Christiana Rice

Watch a brief video conversation with the authors

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Our friends at Mission Indy are launching a fellowship program this fall. This program is an exciting opportunity for recent college graduates to learn and work in community.

Please share with any recent grads who might have interest!
 
 

Recent College Graduate?
Not Sure Where or How to Use Your Gifts and Abilities?

Don’t just want to land a job, but to change the world through the work you do?
Want to commit yourself to something bigger?
   You’re not alone.

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The new Lent 2017 ERB print issue has been mailed recently…

 
Featuring interviews with Dorothy Day’s granddaughter Kate Hennessy and author Tish Harrison Warren, reviews and articles by Andy Whitman, C. Christopher Smith, David Wright, and Elizabeth Dark, two new poems by Marci Rae Johnson, reviews of new books by Makoto Fujimura, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, and MORE.
 
 
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I’ve had several people go out of their way to say that they appreciated my editorial for this issue, so I thought I’d reprint it here…

 

I write this editorial mere days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. I’m less than excited about the prospect of a president so impetuous and unprepared to take the helm of our nation. Who knows what will happen? Will the Trump presidency rapidly implode from one of the many scandals that seem to follow in his wake? Will he finish off the American nation that is already deeply fragmented and on the verge of collapse? And, of course, there are many other, less dramatic, ways in which this presidency might play out.

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The new Lent 2017 ERB print issue has been mailed recently…

 
Featuring interviews with Dorothy Day’s granddaughter Kate Hennessy and author Tish Harrison Warren, reviews and articles by Andy Whitman, C. Christopher Smith, David Wright, and Elizabeth Dark, two new poems by Marci Rae Johnson, reviews of new books by Makoto Fujimura, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, and MORE.
 
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featuring the first 13 pages:

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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… 

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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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