Archives For VOLUME 10

 

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

 
Silence: In the Age of Noise
Erling Kagge

Hardback: Pantheon, 2017
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Here’s a great tongue-in-cheek silent interview with the author
(set to the soundtrack of John Cage’s 4:33) :

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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…)

   

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel

Louise Erdrich

*** Read the NY Times review of this novel

 

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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. (Apologies, as this cartoon was supposed to be posted yesterday, and is a little late in going live)

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Welcomed By God
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Standing on the Threshold

A Feature Review of 
Two New Advent Devotionals:

Celebrating Abundance
Walter Brueggemann

Compiled by Richard Floyd
Paperback: WJK Books, 2017
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and
 

Rise Up Shepherd!
Reflections on the Spirituals
Luke A. Powery

Paperback: WJK Books, 2017
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Reviewed by Pam Kittredge

 

Standing on the threshold between ordinary time and sacred time, we open our hearts and become ready to enter into the season of Advent.

Advent—the beginning of the Christian liturgical year—is a reminder to the faithful of the imminent and impending birth of Jesus. We are a people pregnant—with hope, with love, with the joy of God’s coming. In fact, the word advent—from the Latin, adventus—means just that: coming.

Advent is—or can be—a time of expectant waiting, a time of holy anticipation of the miracle of Jesus’s birth.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Chinua Achebe, Madeleine L’Engle, Radical Hospitality,
 MORE )

 

The VERY BEST Ebook Deals
from Amazon’s Monthly Sale for November!

 

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:
Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate

Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang

*** $4.99 ***

 

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The rampant consumerism of the Christmas season is a deep challenge for Christians…

But many of us still want to give gifts,
and what better to give than books,
especially beautiful ones!

 

So here are our picks for 10 of the most beautiful books of the year, that include books fit for a wide range of readers:

( PLUS, one bonus classic, that is worth giving in any year…)

 

#1 Wise Trees
By Diane Cook / Len Jenshel
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November 15 marked the birthday of Alvin Plantinga, the noted philosopher, who was awarded the distinguished Templeton Prize this fall.

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce his legacy…

*** Books by Alvin Plantinga

Introduction (Templeton Prize):

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A Delightful Journey
into the Scriptural Story
 
A Review of 

Scripture and Its Interpretation:
A Global, Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible

Michael Gorman, Ed.

Hardback: Baker Academic, 2017.
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Reviewed by Chuck Sackett
 
 
In the introduction, Gorman identifies the limits imposed on a volume with such a broad subtitle. He readily admits that this work will be an overview at best. But, he also indicates something of his dream for the book at the end of the introduction when he uses the analogy of a library. He acknowledges that Scripture, like a library, may raise questions, invite you into a new world, and proposes interpretative approaches you’ve not considered. He concludes, “We hope to point you in the direction of some of these interesting questions, answers, and perspectives” (xxii).
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Barking to the Choir:
The Power of Radical Kinship

Fr. Gregory Boyle

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2017
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Fr. Boyle was interviewed this week about this book by
Terry Gross of NPR’s All Things Considered.

LISTEN to this interview…

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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…)

   

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

Gregory Boyle

*** Listen to a powerful story from this book

 

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