Archives For VOLUME 11

 

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…)

 

Mystics and Misfits: Meeting God through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints 

Christiana Peterson

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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A Saint for Our Times
 
A Feature Review of

Revolutionary Saint:
The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero
Michael E. Lee

Paperback: Orbis Books, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 
Reviewed by Heather Caliri
 
 
In the weeks after Jorge Bergoglio, former archbishop of Buenos Aires, became Pope Francis, a bunch of posters featuring him went up in Buenos Aires on bus stops, phone booths and walls. Rival political parties put up the banners—all of them claiming the pope as one of their own.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Diana Butler Bass, Pope Francis, Mark Kulansky, 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,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON”T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for April!
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

#1:
Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution 

Diana Butler Bass

*** $1.99 ***

An important book on the rootedness of our faith … 

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A brief report on the goodness that is happening at the
Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College this week. 

by ERB Editor
C. Christopher Smith

If you have never been to a festival, I highly encourage to attend one in the future. They are hosted by Calvin every two years in mid-April of even years. The fest attracts a diverse group of writers and readers from across the swath of the Christian tradition, and I suspect the majority of Christians who work in the publishing industry (many publishing companies, but also agents, publicists, journalists, and more).

This Festival is my fifth, and the ERB has had a booth at all five of these festivals. The best part of the festival so far has been all the ERB readers and writers who have said hello or struck up conversations.

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A Life of Hope
in a Society of Fear.

A Feature Review of 

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Adam Hamilton

Hardback: Convergent Books, 2018
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

Reviewed by Ryan Johnson

 

We live in a society where fear has become ubiquitous.  It looms behind every corner, and for many it is impossible to go through a day without feeling its effects.  Those of us tasked with the responsibility of leading others are left wondering how to guide people to hope and courage through a labyrinth of fears.  Adam Hamilton, in his typical pastoral way, offers a resource for just such a purpose in his new book Unafraid:  Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Howard Thurman, Annie Dillard, Henri Nouwen, 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,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON”T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for April!
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

 

#1:
Jesus and the Disinherited

Howard Thurman

*** $2.96***

A classic book on Christianity and Race. Strikingly pertinent today, even after 50+ years… 
 
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April is National Poetry Month!!!

 

To  celebrate and to encourage us all to read more poetry, here are seven of our favorite poetry collections from the last five years! 

ALSO, check out our lists of
CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY poets
that you should know… 

 

   

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems 

Molly McCully Brown

Listen to the Poet’s Conversation
with NPR’s Terry Gross
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This week, I’ve been revising the theology chapter of my forthcoming book on conversation, HOW THE BODY OF CHRIST TALKS (Brazos Press, 2019), and getting ready for some upcoming events that I will be doing on conversation.

 

Here’s a list of books that have played a vital role in shaping the theology of my work on conversation.

 

By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith

 

   

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission 

David Fitch

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Accessible Silence
 
A Review of
 

Silence: In the Age of Noise
Erling Kagge

Hardcover: Pantheon, 2017.
Buy Now: [  Amazon ] [ Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by Bailey Shannon
 
Erling Kagge is a man of many talents. As an explorer, lawyer, art collector, publisher, and author, Kagge possesses rich knowledge that touches all parts of the human experience. In his most recent book Silence: In the Age of Noise , Kagge reflects on some his life experiences in an attempt to answer the following questions: What is silence? Where is it? Why is it more important now than ever?

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One of the best new books
of recent weeks is…

 

The Sun Does Shine:
How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton

 
Hardback: St. Martins, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

This brief video from The Equal Justice Initiative
introduces the author’s story. Watch it now:

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