Englewood Honor Books – Best Books of 2014

December 18, 2014


Here is our list of 2014′s Englewood Honor Books, the 25 Best Books of the year for the life and flourishing of the Church.

Our criterion both for selecting books to review and for honoring the year’s best books is to choose books that are “for the life and flourishing of the Church” – i.e., books that energize us to be the local community of God’s people that God has called us to be and that nurture our mission of following in the way of God’s reconciliation of all things (in all its broadness!).

[ Book of the Year ]  [ Slow and Local ] [ Theology ] [ Praxis ]
[ Fiction ]  [ Non-Fiction ]  [ Poetry/ Young Readers ]


Non-Fiction Book of the Year:

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence
Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros
Hardback: Oxford UP, 2014
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

Filled with vivid real-life stories and startling new data, The Locust Effect is a gripping journey into the streets and slums where fear is a daily reality for billions of the world’s poorest, where safety is secured only for those with money, and where much of our well-intended aid is lost in the daily chaos of violence. The Locust Effect is a wake-up call: Its massive implications will forever change the way we understand global poverty.

*** Watch a video of Gary Haugen talking about this book
Other winners:

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist
Karen Swallow Prior
Hardback: Thomas Nelson, 2014


Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace
Nikil Saval
Hardback: Doubleday, 2014

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Jennifer Senior

Hardback: Ecco, 2014


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