A Delightful Journey
into the Scriptural Story
 
A Review of 

Scripture and Its Interpretation:
A Global, Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible

Michael Gorman, Ed.

Hardback: Baker Academic, 2017.
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Reviewed by Chuck Sackett
 
 
In the introduction, Gorman identifies the limits imposed on a volume with such a broad subtitle. He readily admits that this work will be an overview at best. But, he also indicates something of his dream for the book at the end of the introduction when he uses the analogy of a library. He acknowledges that Scripture, like a library, may raise questions, invite you into a new world, and proposes interpretative approaches you’ve not considered. He concludes, “We hope to point you in the direction of some of these interesting questions, answers, and perspectives” (xxii).
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Barking to the Choir:
The Power of Radical Kinship

Fr. Gregory Boyle

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2017
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Fr. Boyle was interviewed this week about this book by
Terry Gross of NPR’s All Things Considered.

LISTEN to this interview…

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This new, satirical book composes poems out of phrases that Donald Trump has said:
 

The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump (Strictly Unauthorised)
Created by Rob Sears

Hardback: Canongate, 2017
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Sometimes humor (as in the way that these poems juxtapose Donald Trump’s words) can unmask the sheer absurdity of what is being said.
 

Here are four sample poems from this collection…
(Warning: some of these contain vulgar language)

Good Genes:




 
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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…)

   

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

Gregory Boyle

*** Listen to a powerful story from this book

 

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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EDITOR’S NOTE: For the next few months, we will be featuring a cartoon every Sunday by our friend and ERB reader Josh Dease. Let us know what you think of these cartoons. (Apologies, as this cartoon was supposed to be posted yesterday, and is a little late in going live)

READ the Series Intro ]

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A Revolution of the Heart
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Something Truly Magical

A Feature Review of

The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food
Daniel Patterson / Mandy Aftel

Hardback: Riverhead Books, 2017
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Reviewed by Andrew Camp

 

Learning to cook starts with proper techniques, from knife skills to cooking techniques. With these tools in our arsenal, we are able, given access to the right ingredients, copy a recipe with relative success. However, to move beyond this level of cooking to experimenting with different flavor combinations is a whole different skill.

Unfortunately, most cookbooks tell us what to do without explaining why we should combine those flavors. Where are we home cooks to turn, then, to move beyond mechanistic cooking, relying on what others say to a more creative, confident home cooking where we can create food that is personal, fun, and attentive to who we are? Thankfully, Daniel Patterson, a chef, and Mandy Aftel, a perfumer, together hope to fill this gap with their newest book The Art of Flavor.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dorothy Sayers, Brueggemann, Bonhoeffer,
 MORE )

 

The VERY BEST Ebook Deals
from Amazon’s Monthly Sale for November!

 

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:
The Mind of the Maker

Dorothy Sayers

*** $1.99 ***

 

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Today is the birthday of Krista Tippett, the renowned host of public radio’s On Being!

We are big fans of On being, and in honor of the occasion, we offer our list of the Top 10 episodes of the show…

Featuring John Lewis, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, David Brooks, and MORE

 

Krista Tippett’s Newest Book is:
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

 

Hope you enjoy these recordings!

#10 – Padraig O’ Tuama
Belonging Creates and Undoes Us Both

*** Padraig O’ Tuama’s book
In the Shelter

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TODAY is the birthday of the poet
Anne Sexton, born 1928.

In remembrance of the poet, we offer three recordings of her reading poems…


Gods
Anne Sexton

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Getting to Know Ourselves Better
 
A Review of 

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything
Anne Bogel

Paperback: Baker Books, 2017
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Reviewed by Sara Sterley

 

I have been a junkie for personality types since I first took a Myers-Briggs assessment, probably at some point in high school. I loved the idea of many of my personality traits – as well as those of my close friends and family – falling into consistent patterns that I could study and learn from. So when I heard about Anne Bogel’s first book, Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything, I was excited about how Bogel (also known as Modern Mrs. Darcy, the much-loved book and lifestyle blog, or MMD, as I affectionately call her) would tackle this subject.

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