Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Richard Foster, Annie Dillard, Kathleen Norris, 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
 

 

#1:
Celebration of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth 

Richard Foster

*** $1.99 ***

One of the most important Christian books of the last 50 years!!!

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Running Books

June 6, earlier this week, marked Global Running Day!

Here are our 25 favorite running books… 

Divided into these four genres… 

[ Narratives ]  [ Philosophy ]   
[ Fiction ]   [ Training Guides ] 

Narratives:

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Here are a some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge 

Dallas Willard

Routledge

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Spreading like Wildfire
 
A Review of

From Jerusalem to Timbuktu:
A World Tour of the Spread of Christianity
Brian Stiller

Paperback: IVP Books, 2018.
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [  Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by Leroy Seat

 

Timbuktu, now one of the eight administrative regions of the Republic of Mali in West Africa, has long been used, as author Brian Stiller points out, “as a metaphor for a far-away and unreachable place.” But Timbuktu has literally become the geographical center for worldwide Christianity, which is a major emphasis of Stiller’s book. Especially in the last six or seven decades, Christianity has grown and spread in such a manner that now its “center” is farther south than it has ever been.

Stiller, a Canadian born in 1942, is well qualified to write a book on the growth of Christianity outside the North Atlantic countries over the past century. Since 2011 he has served as Global Ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance. In that position he has traveled extensively and has had contact with numerous Christian leaders, churches, and movements outside of North America.

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

*** Beginnning this week we will post two lists of new book releases for each week, one fiction and one non-fiction.

[ Fiction New Releases for this Week! ]

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

Redeeming How We Talk: Discover How Communication Fuels Our Growth, Shapes Our Relationships, and Changes Our Lives

A.J. Swoboda /
Ken Wytsma

*** LISTEN to a podcast interview with the authors

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

*** Beginnning this week we will post two lists of new book releases for each week, one fiction and one non-fiction.

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

[ Last Week’s Best New Releases ]

 

  

Social Creature: A Novel

Tara Isabella Burton

*** LISTEN to an NPR interview with the author

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A Big, Beautiful World
 
A Feature Review of

Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World
Douglas Moo and Jonathan Moo

Paperback: Zondervan, 2018.
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

Reviewed by James Honig

 

In the midst of the cacophony of strident voices in contemporary American politics and culture, one of the loudest strains of shouting back and forth across the fence is with regard to environmental issues, and particularly climate change and human causation. In the midst of the debate, what does the church have to say, and what must the church do? The father and son co-authors, Douglas and Jonathan Moo seek to answer those questions in their new book, Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Lauren Winner, Frederick Buechner, James Martin, 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

 

#1:
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis 

Lauren Winner

*** $1.99 ***

Superb, thoughtful memoir from one of today’s finest writers.

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Rachel Held Evans

Five New Must-Listen Podcast Episodes!!!
Rachel Held Evans, David Fitch,
Austin Channing Brown, MORE

 

These podcasts can be downloaded from the iTunes store
or from the links below.

Several of these books are featured in
Our 2018 Summer Reading Guide

 
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Nearer to the Heart of God
 
A Review of 
 

God in Disguise
Trudy Taylor Smith

Paperback: CreateSpace, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [  Kindle ]

 

Reviewed by Kelly Treleaven
 
 
As a teacher in the American South living in an upper middle class neighborhood and wrestling with my own religious identity, I didn’t expect to feel as personally moved as I did by an account from a Christian missionary seeking solidarity with the poor in India. But that’s exactly what good memoirs do, they connect: across continents, through spaces and experiences and beliefs. With admirable narrative dexterity and piercing vulnerability, Trudy Smith relates her spiritual and physical journey in a way that will reach those longing to hear God’s voice, especially those who may suspect they are unworthy of hearing it, incapable of interpreting it, or deaf to it altogether.

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