New Book Releases – Week of 13 August 2012

August 13, 2012 — Leave a comment


Here are a few new book releases this week that are worth checking out:

New Book Releases - Week of 13 August 2012Baylor University Press is re-releasing James McClendon‘s three-volume set, Systematic Theology, in papaerback.  Each volume has a new introduction by Curtis Freeman. Stanley Hauerwas has said of this set: “It is my hope that people will look back on [these  books] as the turning point in modern Christian theology.”

Systematic Theology: Volume 1: Ethics.
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Systematic Theology: Volume 2: Doctrine.
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Systematic Theology: Volume 3: Witness.
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David Randall‘s Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep.  Publisher’s Weekly gave this new volume a starred review, saying: “This fabulous book is likely to address any and all questions you might have about sleep…. There’s plenty of practical information, like how to overcome insomnia without drugs, how to combat snoring, how to encourage young children to get to sleep and, perhaps most useful, how to bet successfully on professional football games: our circadian rhythms favor West Coast teams over East Coast teams on Monday nights. This is one book that will not put you to sleep.”

Hardback: Norton.
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Following up last year’s successful food film and book, Forks over Knives, comes the new, Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year by Del Sroufe.  This new cookbook overs over 300 recipes that are: “classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year.”


Paperback: The Experiment.
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We’re Flying, a new collection of stories by Swiss writer, Peter Stamm. These stories have been described as: “[possessing] the traits that have built Stamm’s reputation: the directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, and deep psychological insight into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life. Stamm does not waste a word, nor does he spare the reader’s feelings. These stories are a superb introduction to his work and a gift for all those who have come to regard his fiction as a precise rendering of the contemporary human psyche.”

Paperback: Other Press.
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Stay tuned every Monday as we plan to make this new book releases column a weekly feature!