Archives For VOLUME 11

 

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in literature (1913)…

Today (August 7) marks the anniversary of his death in 1941

 

We offer this timely and provocative essay on the nation-state,
which is excerpted from his 1917 book NATIONALISM
(Available as a FREE ebook for Kindle
or in a variety of file formats from Project Gutenberg.)

 

Against the Nation-State
Rabindranath Tagore
(1917)

 

We delude ourselves into thinking that humanity in the modern days is more to the front than ever before. The reason of this self-delusion is because man is served with the necessaries of life in greater profusion, and his physical ills are being alleviated with more efficacy. But the chief part of this is done, not by moral sacrifice, but by intellectual power. In quantity it is great, but it springs from the surface and spreads over the surface. Knowledge and efficiency are powerful in their outward effect, but they are the servants of man, not the man himself. Their service is like the service in a hotel, where it is elaborate, but the host is absent; it is more convenient than hospitable.

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Parker Palmer
 

We recently had the opportunity to ask Parker Palmer a few questions about his new book:

On the Brink of Everything:
Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Parker Palmer

Hardback: Berrett-Koehler, 2018
Buy Now:
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ERB: How did you come to write a book on “getting old”?

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Peter Rollins, Sarah Bessey, Christopher Heuertz, 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
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
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#1:
The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith 

Peter Rollins

*** 99c ***

Important book that mixes theology and keen cultural insight!

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Following the Risky, Radical Jesus
 
A Feature Review of 
 

A Gospel of Hope 
Walter Brueggemann

Hardback: WJK Books, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by Carolyn Miller Parr
 
 
 

Although Walter Brueggemann is best known as an Old Testament scholar, his newest book may surprise some readers with its emphasis on Jesus. The author’s comments on biblical texts, while always faithful to the original, are also faithful to the truth they shine on our current life. His insights are original and thoughtful. His own deep, living faith flows through his writing and speaking. He inspires me.

The gospel in the title of this slim volume is the good news Jesus proclaimed and lived: we can trust God’s love. We needn’t be afraid to follow Jesus today into the suffering of the world. God is with us and has our back, even though we can expect resistance from “Pharaoh” (the author’s shorthand for domination systems of society).

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James Baldwin

Today is the birthday of James Baldwin, one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century…

In honor of the occasion, we offer this series of brief video clips that introduce his work.

If you want to read his work, we recommend
starting with   The Fire Next Time

[ Other Books by James Baldwin ]

 
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A Glimpse into
the Pope’s Mind and Heart
 
A Review of

With the Smell of the Sheep:
The Pope Speaks to Priests, Bishops and Other Shepherds
Giuseppe Merola, ed., 

Paperback: Orbis Books, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by James Dekker

 

Considering that the Roman Catholic Pope is commonly called “the Holy Father,” it might come as a surprise that Pope Francis has been the target of pretty unholy criticism from certain church leaders, lay and ordained. First Things, the journal founded by the late Richard John Neuhaus—once progressive Lutheran pastor turned conservative Catholic priest—regularly publishes articles sharply opposed to Francis’ speeches, writings, theology and activities.

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One of the best new book releases of this week:
 

Raise Your Voice:
Why We Stay Silent
and How to Speak Up

Kathy Khang

Paperback: IVP Books, 2018
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Amazon ] [ Kindle ]  [ Audible ]
 

*** Watch for our review of this book in the
Fall 2018 issue of our quarterly print magazine!!!
[ SUBSCRIBE NOW! Don’t miss this issue ]

 

“Every word of Raise Your Voice is profound, courageous, and important.”
– Jen Hatmaker

Watch the trailer video for this book:

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This debut novel is one of
the best new books of this week

 

The Incendiaries:
A Novel

R.O. Kwon

Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
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“A story about spiritual uncertainty and about the fierce and undisciplined desire of her young characters to find something luminous to light their way through their lives.”
– Maureen Corrigan, NPR

 

Listen to a superb interview that the novelist 
did with NPR’s Renee Montagne:

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 The 40th Anniversary Edition of Walter Brueggemann’s classic book releases this week!

 
 
This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.
 
 
We’re giving away FIVE  copies
of this new edition:

 

The Prophetic Imagination:
40th Anniversary Edition
Walter Brueggemann

Paperback: Fortress Press
 
 

Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :

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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…)

  

The Prophetic Imagination: 40th Anniversary Edition

Walter Brueggemann

*** This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition
and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann
and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.

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