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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 Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin

Lauren Winner 

*** READ The Christian Century review of this book,
reviewed by James K. A. Smith
  

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( David Dark, Mandy Smith, Michael Pollan, Len Sweet,  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.

 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(October 2018)

 

 

#1:
Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious 

David Dark

*** $4.99 ***

A poignant mediation on what it means to be religious
(or non-religious)

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Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!

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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

<<<<< Best New Audiobooks
– Sept. 2018

 

 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Brené Brown

Read by: The Author
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With the disappearance and apparent death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi leading the news this week, Saudi Arabia has been in the hot seat.
 
Here are five recent books that are essential for understanding the Saudis, one of the wealthiest and most mysterious nations on the globe:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include an interview or shorter piece by the author that introduces the book’s central ideas…)

    

On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines–and Future

Karen Elliott House

*** WATCH a brief interview with the author

With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and extensive interviews, she navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the sometimes contradictory nature of the nation that is simultaneously a final bulwark against revolution in the Middle East and a wellspring of Islamic terrorists.

Saudi Arabia finds itself threatened by fissures and forces on all sides, and On Saudi Arabia explores in depth what this portends for the country’s future—and our own.  

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As always, prices and availability are subject to change without notice…

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018121: Through a Screen Darkly: 
Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth, and Evil in the MoviesThrough a Screen Darkly:
Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth, and Evil in the Movies

By Jeffrey Overstreet
*** 49c ***

 
 

Embark on a journey of contemporary film and discover reflections of God where you least expect them! From a desert in Mongolia to a galaxy far, far away, Christian media critic Overstreet explores more than 200 movies to reveal how different characters, worldviews, and experiences offer glimpses of a larger truth. 351 pages, softcover from Regal.

 

292463: The Dude Abides The Dude Abides
By Cathleen Falsani
*** 49c ***

 
 

Whether you’ve seen all 14 of their movies or only a few, you know that Joel and Ethan Cohen are some of the best filmmakers in the industry. Cathleen Falsani explores the deeper truths in each of the Coen brothers’ films in The Dude Abides, and shows that there is truly no facet of human behavior the Coen brothers are afraid to tackle. Ranging from iconoclastic comedies such as Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski to the unblinking treatise on the nature of evil in No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers have created moral universes in which some of life’s most essential questions are asked-if not always answered. Ultimately, Falsani brings the reader into a new admiration for these bizarre, always clever, and unmistakably though-provoking filmmakers and the social commentary the bring to big screen.

 

864611: Rowan&amp;quot;s Rule: 
The Biography of the Archbishop of CanterburyRowan’s Rule:
The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury

By Rupert Shortt
*** 59c ***

 
 

One of the most controversial religious figures in centuries, Rowan Williams is also an admired figure who often “towers intellectually” over almost all his peers. As the Archbishop of Canterbury spearheaded the movement to liberalize the Anglican Church, and his remarks became so controversial he resigned in 2008. The personal portrait, by reporter Rupert Shortt, tells the life story of this complex, and at times, misunderstood man. Timely, and insightful, this book will shed light on the struggles surrounding Anglicanism, and one of its most controversial figures.

 
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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…)

   

Unsheltered: A Novel 

Barbara Kingsolver

*** READ a review of this novel from USA TODAY
  

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( N.T Wright, Madeleine L’Engle, Bob Goff,  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.

 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(October 2018)

 

 

#1:
Lent for Everyone: Luke, Year C: A Daily Devotional 

N.T. Wright

*** $1.99 ***

Buy this superb ebook now,
and read it during the upcoming Lenten season.

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Audiobooks

Excellent Deals for Audiobook Lovers,
As Low as $1.99!!! 

Some of these require you to buy the Ebook, to get the Audiobook deal,
(But we have included that in the total price)

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription, 
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!

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Here are 15 excellent audiobook deals:

 

Speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.:
The Ultimate Collection

*** $3.95 ***
(No Ebook Purchase Required!)

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The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

*** $5.95 ***
(No Ebook Purchase Required!)

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood

Rachel Held Evans

Ebook:                  $0.99
Audiobook Add-on: $7.49
Total Price:     $8.48

Buy Now ]

 
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Here are a 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

[ Last Month’s Theology Book List ]

The Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin 

Lauren Winner

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One of this week’s best new book releases is: 
 

Seeing Jesus in East Harlem:
What Happens When Churches Show up and Stay Put
José Humphreys

 
Paperback: IVP Books, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 
 

Listen to an interview that the author did with
The Prophetic Resistance Podcast:

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