Archives For VOLUME 10

 

A story that will challenge your life
and how you live it.

 
A Feature Review of
 

 Blythe: A Novel
John E. Kramer

Paperback: Freedom Forge Press, 2017
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Reviewed by Michael Jahr
 
 

In the spirit of Pilgrim’s Progress or Till We Have FacesBlythe draws readers into an unfolding human drama while gradually revealing broader insights into the human condition. It is an allegory that serves as a warning and a message of hope.

Blythe, the eponymous protagonist, is beautiful, winsome and an accomplished artist. Beneath this facade, however, is an inexplicable, gnawing emptiness she suppresses through painting, nightly parties and the affection she receives from others, particularly her handsome beau, Aaron.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Bonhoeffer, Chaim Potok, Peter Berger, MORE )

 

THEOLOGY CLASSICS –
15 Essential Ebooks Under $3ea!
  

 

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook

   

#1:
Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Charles Marsh

*** $4.99 ***

*** PLUS, Buy the Ebook, and Get 
The Audiobook for only $7.49!!!

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Introductory Guide to the Poems of
Mary Oliver
With Sample Poems

Compiled by Madeline Cramer

 

American Primitive: Poems

While she published her first book of poetry at 28 in 1963 while living in the former home of the late poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (a primary influence on her work), it was her fourth book, American Primitive that received the Pultizer Prize for poetry in 1983.
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Fortress Press has just launched a major ebook sale.

 

Most of their ebook catalog (800+ titles) is on sale for $4.99 or less! Featuring books by  Brueggemann, N.T. Wright, and MORE

 

[ BROWSE THE FULL SALE ]

 
 

Below you will find a few recommended deals from the sale.

Watch for more recommendations from this sale starting tomorrow on our sister website ThriftyChristianReader.com 

 

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God:
Volumes 1 & 2

Gregory Boyd
*** $9.99 ***

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The Land: Revised Edition

Walter Brueggemann
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Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Two Book Set

N.T. Wright
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Seven Martyred Monks of Gafsa
Liberatus, Boniface, Servus, Rusticus,
Rogatus, Septimus, and Maximus

Martyred 483 A.D.

 

Today (August 17) is the traditional feast day for these seven martyred monks.  This is their story… 

HUNERIC, the Arian Vandal king in Africa, in the seventh year of his reign, published fresh edicts against the Catholics, and ordered their monasteries to be demolished everywhere. Seven monks, named Liberatus, Boniface, Servus, Rusticus, Rogatus, Septimus, and Maximus, who lived in a monastery near Gafsa, in the province of Byzacena, were at that time summoned to Carthage. They were first tempted with great promises, but as they remained constant in the belief of the Trinity, and of one Baptism, they were loaded with irons and thrown into a dark dungeon.

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Public Radio WNYC did a great interview last weekend with novelist Amitav Ghosh, author of the recent book…
 

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures)
Amitav Ghosh

 
Paperback: U of Chicago Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 
 
Ghosh explores the question, “where’s the great climate change novel?” He argues that climate change is less a science problem than a crisis of imagination.

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A Basic Building Block of
Real Community

A Review of 

Praise the Lard: Recipes and Revelations from a Legendary life in Barbecue
Mike Mills / Amy Mills

Hardback: Rux Martin / HMH Books, 2017
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Reviewed by Andy May

 

Legendary barbecue pitmaster Mike Mills and daughter Amy Mills team up to deliver unto us a heavenly smoker’s cookbook revealing some of the best kept secret recipes in barbecue.  But more than that, peppered between the detailed recipes, Mike and Amy’s stories unveil the best of what small town America has to offer: the values of community, family, work, and faith. Amy and Mike share generations worth of wisdom, experience, and a gold mine of creative recipes.  As the original “slow food” movement, Mike and Amy emphasize that barbecue is more than just producing delicious and creatively crafted food, it’s also a basic building block of real community.  As friends and family gather, for whatever occasion, the sights, smells, and slow pace of smoking meat provide an opportunity be reminded of the important things in life. Barbecue is sharing, barbecue is hospitality, barbecue is risk, barbecue is hard work, barbecue is love.

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This extraordinary new collection of poems was released this spring…
 
 

The Virginia State Colony for
Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

 
Molly McCully Brown

 
Paperback: Persea Books, 2017
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Earlier this week, the poet did a striking interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, in which we talks about faith and disability and our bodies, and reads portions of her poems:

I highly recommend given it a listen here:

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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…)

  

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News

Brian Zahnd

Watch a trailer video for this book… 

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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