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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Walter Brueggemann, Alan Roxburgh, Sue Monk Kidd, 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.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B00APJRW16″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition[/easyazon_link]

Walter Brueggemann

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One of the most important theology
books in my library! 

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of Christian Ethics

A Review of

Augustinian and Ecclesial Christian Ethics:
On Loving Enemies

D. Stephen Long

Hardback: Lexington Books, 2018
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Reviewed by David W. Opderbeck
 
 
Steve Long has a talent for seeing a way through tensions between competing movements in contemporary theology.  In his 2014 book Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation (Fortress Press, 2014), Long addressed the debates over natural theology and the analogia entis that still divide Protestant theology in a Barthian key from Catholic theology sympathetic to von Balthasar.  As Long showed in that book, while there are real differences, contemporary theology can benefit from insights from both of these great thinkers, even as Barth and von Balthasar benefitted in their own lifetimes from their personal friendship.

Now, in Augustinian and Ecclesial Christian Ethics, Long takes up a related set of differences in Christian ethics, between “neo-Anabaptists” and “neo-Augustinians.”  The “neo-Anabaptists” – or, as Long comes to refer to them, the “ecclesial” ethicists, are represented by John Howard Yoder, Stanley Hauerwas, James William McClendon, and others who have taken up their work.  The “neo-Augustinians” are represented by Oliver O’Donovan, John Milbank, Eric Gregory, Charles Mathewes, Jennifer Herdt, and others who are more sympathetic to the “Augustinian realism” of Reinhold Niebuhr. In many ways, the ecclesial ethicists represent the Barthian side of Saving Karl Barth, while the neo-Augustinians represent the von Balthasarian side (though O’Donovan is perhaps a Barthian Augustinian).

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, Walter Brueggemann, Anne Bogel, 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.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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(September 2018)

 

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Wendell Berry

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Extraordinary collection
of poems!

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, Dorothy Sayers, Richard Rohr, 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.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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Wendell Berry

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One of Wendell Berry’s most important non-fiction books!

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A Review of

Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir
Jill Bialosky

Hardcover: Atria Books, 2017
 
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Reviewed by Jenn Moland-Kovash
 
 

The author of this book has come under fire
on accusations of plagiarism. She has refuted these charges,
and been backed by many of her writer colleagues.
Despite these charges, this book is one that merits our attention.

 

The first thing you need to know about Poetry Will Save Your Life Buy it in print. Buy the hardcover edition. This is a book you’ll want to hold. Keep the dust jacket on as you read it: the jacket has a fine texture to it, the finest of fine grits of sandpaper. And once you open the cover, you’ll find a marbled green and gold paper lining the front and back. Is it supposed to evoke topography, the ranges of life? Or an art project from youth? Or do the glimmers of gold shimmer with the insights that Jill Bialosky, the author, draws from the lines of poetry tucked inside her memoir?
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of God’s People in Mission

A Review of 

Global Church: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches
Graham Hill

Paperback: IVP Academic, 2016
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Reviewed by Carol Kingston-Smith

 

Effective discipleship requires a wholehearted embrace of a transformative process which impacts the way we relate to God, to others and indeed the whole of the created world. Thomas A Kempis in his book Imitation of Christ writes of the centrality of Jesus Christ’s life and teaching. How we pattern our lives around the example of Jesus is, in part, rooted in understanding how his life and example were shaped by his historical context. Importantly, it also requires us to understand how to apply the patterns of his life and teachings to the diverse contexts we encounter in our world today. An observation which has been made of Western mission movement and theological academy is that it has often been prone to cultural blindness and superiority; it is this tendency which Graham Hill sets out to address in his new book Global Church: Reshaping our Conversations, Renewing our Mission, Revitalizing our Churches which he introduces with the following quote:

Now when missionaries come to our lands they brought not only the seed of the gospel, but their own plant of Christianity, flower pot included! (Daniel Thambyrajah Niles, preface)

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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…)

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Katelyn Beaty

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Christmas-Nativity

As the Christmas season is rapidly approaching, here are 7 of our favorite poems…

Madeleine L’Engle, George Macdonald, Wendell Berry, Robert Frost and MORE….

 

The Risk of Birth
Madeleine L’Engle

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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…)

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By Diana Butler Bass

Read an excerpt from this book in The Atlantic

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Rachel Held Evans, Umberto Eco, Diana Butler Bass, Calvin Miller, MORE)

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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Rachel Held Evans

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