Archives For VOLUME 10

 

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 Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

Toni Morrison

 

*** Read an excerpt that ran in The New Yorker

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: For the next few months, we will be featuring a cartoon every Sunday by our friend and ERB reader Josh Dease. Let us know what you think of these cartoons.

*** These cartoons were scheduled to go live over the weekend, but didn’t get posted. 

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The Face of Jesus
(In Two Parts)
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Humor, Transparency, Truth, and Vulnerability

 
A Feature Review of 

Of Mess and Moxie, Wrangling Delight Out of this Wild and Glorious Life
Jen Hatmaker

Hardback: Thomas Nelson, 2017
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Reviewed by Carolyn Miller Parr

 
Jen Hatmaker’s Of Mess and Moxie is the perfect book to pick up when your best friend is unavailable, your husband is buried in his den, and your kids are making you rethink that whole parenting thing. Funny, poignant, and smart, Jen Hatmaker is fully engaged. She likes sex. She is a woman who takes life, but not herself, seriously. The Washington Post calls her “relatable.” (Oct. 31, 2016). She reminds me of a G-rated Anne Lamott. (That’s a high compliment.)

Hatmaker is a pastor’s wife, mother of five children, and a speaker in high demand, especially among Christian women’s groups. She and her family starred in an HGTV series, “My Big Family Renovation” for six months as they remodeled their home.

Oh, yeah. She also writes books. Of Mess and Moxie is her twelfth.
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Thomas Lynch, Madeleine L’Engle, 
Ursula Le Guin, MORE )

 

THEOLOGY CLASSICS –
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#1:
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

Thomas Lynch

*** $1.99 ***

 

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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

    

Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology

Amy Plantinga Pauw

Eerdmans
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One of this week’s best new book releases is…
 

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Brené Brown

Hardback: Random House, 2017
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*** Intro Reading Guide to Brené Brown’s books

 

Brené Brown did an extended interview this week on the NPR show, 1A…

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Prophetic in Reconciliation
 

Intercultural Ministry:
Hope for a Changing World
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Grace Ji-Sun Kim /
Jann Aldredge-Clanton, Eds.

Paperback: Judson Press. 2017
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Reviewed by Kevin Book-Satterlee
 
 
One of the most important starting points for bringing differing people together is being open with one’s own story and understanding of their story. The act of being self-reflective auto-locates a person within their social imaginary. If anything is taken from Kim and Aldredge-Clanton’s book, Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World, it is the persistence of self-reflexivity as a foundation for bringing people together. Nearly every case study in the book begins their success and recovers from their failures by fostering a place of telling and admitting their story; an open space for people to participate, dialogue, and forge paths of coming together where they might not have before. Each and every author demonstrate a commitment to forming an intercultural, inclusive faith community, and the case studies within this book can serve as encouraging examples for both the novice and the experienced embarking upon this path. The book is as confessional as it is encouraging.

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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…)

    

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Brene Brown

 

*** Watch a video clip introducing the book’s central idea

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: For the next few months, we will be featuring a cartoon every Sunday by our friend and ERB reader Josh Dease. Let us know what you think of these cartoons.

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Our Absurd and Grotesque
and Beautiful World

A Feature Review of 

A Political Companion
to Flannery O’Connor
Edited by Henry T. Edmondson III

Hardback. UPress of Kentucky, 2017
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Reviewed by Todd Edmondson

 

Upon hearing of Flannery O’Connor’s death in 1964, Thomas Merton famously wrote that when he reflected on her life and work, “I don’t think of Hemingway, or Katherine Ann Porter, or Sartre, but rather of someone like Sophocles.” It is perhaps unsurprising that Merton was compelled to draw connections between the mid-twentieth-century fiction writer from Milledgeville, Georgia and the most-decorated playwright of Greece’s Classical period. Both wrote works that occupied the threshold between violence and the sacred. Both depicted dysfunctional family dynamics and the perennial struggle between parents and children. Both confront and unsettle their audience with the oracular wisdom and obscure utterances of blind prophets, and both, in Merton’s words, show us “man’s fall and dishonor.”

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