An excellent memoir that released this month!

[ Read Our Review ]

We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this excellent new book:

The Color of Life:
A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice
Cara Meredith

Paperback: Zondervan, 2019.
Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :

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Excellent Deals for Audiobook Lovers,
As Low as 99c!!! 


Some of these require you to buy the Ebook, to get the Audiobook deal,
(But we have included that in the total price)


If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription, 
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!



Here are 15 excellent audiobook deals:


Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Anne Lamott

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Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker Palmer

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A Grief Observed 

C.S. Lewis

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Wild Seed (The Patternist Series Book 1)

Octavia Butler

Ebook:                  $1.99
Audiobook Add-on: $7.49
Total Price:     $9.48

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Extraordinary book, by the host of NPR’s On Being, on sale now for Kindle!

[ Our Top 10 Episodes of On Being ]


Becoming Wise:
An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippett


*** $1.99 ***

“Most of us can only dream of the dinner parties Krista Tippett could put together. We’re lucky, then, that her new book is the next best thing to an invitation to sit down, make ourselves at home and prepare for a mind-expanding exploration of what it means to be human… Not light reading, but inspiring reading, for those willing to pull up a chair.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune 

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*** The Best Ebook / Audiobook Deals
from Amazon’s monthly sale for  February!

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…)


Flee, Be Silent, Pray: Ancient Prayers for Anxious Christians 

Ed Cyzewski

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Fascinating book for all you grammar nerds out there:

Dreyer’s English:
An Utterly Correct Guide
to Clarity and Style

Benjamin Dreyer

Hardback:Random House, 2019
Buy Now:
Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]  [ Audible ]


Listen to the author’s NPR interview with Terry Gross:

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Superb Book on Reading and Interpreting the Bible…
On Sale now for Kindle!

Scripture and
the Authority of God:
How to Read the Bible Today

N.T. Wright


*** $1.99 ***

In Scripture and the Authority of God, widely respected Bible and Jesus scholar, N. T. Wright gives new life to the old, tattered doctrine of the authority of scripture, delivering a fresh, helpful, and concise statement on the current “battles for the Bible,” and restoring scripture as the primary place to find God’s voice.

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*** The Best Ebook / Audiobook Deals
from Amazon’s monthly sale for  February!

Toward Greater Courage and
More Authentic Community
A Review of

The Color of Life:
A Journey toward Love and Racial Justice
Cara Meredith

Paperback: Zondervan, 2019
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Amazon ]  [ Kindle ] [  Audible ]

Reviewed by David Swanson
On October 1, 1962, James Meredith enrolled in the University of Mississippi for his final year of college. What should have been a straightforward process involving applications and recommendations was anything but easy. Riots broke out on campus two nights before the arrival of the 29-year-old incoming senior. The possibility of the first African American student at Ole Miss was significant enough to draw concerted opposition from the governor of Mississippi and intervention by Robert Kennedy, then the U.S. Attorney General. Reflecting later, Meredith, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, remembered his time at the university as a war, one which he won by forcing the federal government to intervene to defend his civil rights. This was a war against white supremacy and Meredith was willing to lead the charge, no matter how violent the response.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( NT Wright, AJ Heschel, John Perkins, 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.


Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(February 2019)

Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today

N.T. Wright

*** $1.99 ***

Important book on how we read scripture!
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During Lent (starting Wednesday March 6), we will be hosting a conversation on this classic book on our website:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
*** For a limited time, you can get
the Kindle ebook for only $1.99!!!
We will read through the book in six weekly segments, and each week we will post questions on that week’s reading and invite you to post your questions and observations on the reading…

Make sure you have a copy of the book, and between now and Ash Wednesday, you may want to watch these video clips that introduce Heschel’s life and work.

In honor of Black History Month, here are the stories of 10 African Saints. North American Christians know too little about the history of Christianity in Africa, so these stories are a great place for us to start learning!

If these saints were alive today, would they have dark skin and be recognized as black people? Perhaps, perhaps not. (See Was St. Augustine Black?)  But regardless these saints were all born in Africa, and played a vital role in the church on this continent.

Here are brief introductions to ten African saints (I use this term loosely to include other prominent women of faith, not just those who have been canonized by the Roman Catholic church) that you should be familiar with. 

The Ugandan Martyrs


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