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 Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege

Ken Wytsma

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Not for The Faint of Heart

 
A Feature Review of 
 

Break Open the Sky: Saving Our Faith from a Culture of Fear
Stephan Bauman

Paperback: Multnomah, 2017
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Reviewed by Jeff Crosby
 
 

Chicago’s historic Fourth Presbyterian Church at the corner of Michigan Avenue (the “Miracle Mile”) and Chestnut, a Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by famed architect Ralph Adams Cram, opened more than a century ago. Since its first worship services in 1912, the church has played host to numerous cultural and spiritual gatherings of importance alongside its weekly proclamation of scripture and its robust outreach to people – both the well-heeled and the down-on-their luck – in the heart of the near north side of the city.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Wendell Berry, Mr. Rogers, Ann Patchett, 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

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This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems

Wendell Berry

*** $1.99 ***

Berry’s book A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership is also on sale for $1.99 now for Kindle!

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Tomorrow, June 1, marks the birthday of pastor and theologian Greg Boyd.  In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.
 

*** Boyd’s newest book is The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, which will likely be his piece de resistance. Watch for our review in the Fall 2017 issue of our magazine.

 

1)   The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church

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Tomorrow (June 2) marks the birthday of philosopher and social critic Cornel West…

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of our favorite brief video clips featuring West…

*** Books by Cornel West

The Bond of Truth Seeking:

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Hospitable to the Human
and to the Divine

 
A Review of 
 

The Yearning Life:
Poems

Regina Walton 

Paperback: Paraclete Press, 2016.
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Reviewed by Lynn Domina
 
 
The poems in Regina Walton’s first collection, The Yearning Life, are written by someone who is not only observant but also thoughtful, even contemplative. They consider questions without, as Keats so famously said, “any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” They often, therefore, straddle that boundary between poetry and prayer.

The opening poem, “Exemplum,” might have been written by one of the desert fathers or mothers. It relies on a direct style with short lines and stanzas, predominantly straightforward sentences, and accessible vocabulary (with one notable exception). Like many of the best poems in this style, its simplicity is deceptive. Here is the first stanza:

A fly lands
On my open book,
And rubs its fingerless palms together
Over the word askesis.

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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…)

  

Beren and Lúthien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Read a review from NPR… 

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Reading with Creative Anachronism 
 
A Feature Review of 

Biblical Truths: The meaning of Scripture in the 21st Century.
Dale Martin

Hardback: Yale UP, 2017.
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Reviewed by Jordan Kellicut
 
 
Biblical Truths: the meaning of Scripture in the 21st Century is billed as a ground-breaking book which seeks to give a framework for how to think theologically in light of our postmodern world. From the first page Martin lays out intriguing and frequently scandalous methods of interpretation. His introduction is a critical introduction to his thesis and methodology. Martin argues, rather persuasively, that there is a difference between pre-modern and modern Biblical interpretation. Namely the pre-modern Christian assumed that everything in the Bible was written to that person, in that place and that time. Thus the meaning of the text was not necessarily what the author meant. This is striking since the prevailing thought in both academic and popular understanding is the meaning of a text is located not “in” but “behind” the text – what I learned to call “authorial intent.” A substantial amount of Martin’s introduction is dedicated to tracking how this hermeneutic progressed into modern theology. He then contends that the division between Bible and theology is a modern invention and not a helpful one.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(N.T. Wright, Rachel Held Evans, Zadie Smith 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:
Evil and the Justice of God

N.T. Wright

*** $3.99 ***

Wright’s Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision is also on sale for $5.99 now for Kindle!

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This Sunday, May 28, marks the 101st birthday of novelist Walker Percy.  In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)  The Moviegoer: A Novel

 
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