April is National Poetry Month! 

Although poetry is not easy read in our age of lightning-fast communications and instant gratification, it is an important way of learning to slow down and pay attention to the beauty and the brokenness of the world around us.
 
We all would do well to infuse our lives with more poetry!
 

Here are 10 new poetry books that will be released in 2017 and that we are super-excited about!

(Including collections by Christian Wiman, Mary Oliver, Tania Runyan, and MORE)
 
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This excellent new book by Andy Crouch was released this week!

 
In honor of its release,
we’re giving away

FIVE copies of this new book…
 

The Tech-Wise Family:
Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
by Andy Crouch
Hardback: Baker Books

 
 

WATCH the trailer video
for this new book!

 

Enter Now to win a copy of this book!

(It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :

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The 12 volumes of  Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
that are available in Kindle editions are
on sale now for $4.99 each!!!

 

These ebooks are on sale as part of
the HUGE Fortress Press promotion…

800+ titles for $4.99 or LESS!!!

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Volume 1
Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church, translation of Sanctorum Communio: Eine dogmatische Untersuchung zur Soziologie der Kirche
Only available in Print ]
 
 
Volume 2
Act and Being: Transcendental Philosophy and Ontology in Systematic Theology, translation of Akt und Sein: Transzendentalphilosophie und Ontologie in der systematischen Theologie
 
Kindle Edition: $4.99  [ Buy Now ]
 
 
Volume 3
Creation and Fall,
translation of Schöpfung und Fall
 
Kindle Edition: $4.99  [ Buy Now ]
 
 
 
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Mother Tongue: How Our Heritage Shapes Our Story
Leonard Sweet

Hardback: NavPress, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]   [ Kindle ]
 
 
 

READ AN EXCERPT 
via Google Books

 
 

Here is a snippet from an interview I did with Leonard Sweet for RELEVANT magazine

( Will appear in the May/June 2017 issue )
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What the Bible REALLY Says
about Science

 
A Review of 

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes!
Denis Lamoureux

Paperback: Zondervan, 2016
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]   [ Kindle ]
 
 
Reviewed by Emily McGowin
 
 
Denis Lamoureux is Associate Professor of Science and Religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. He holds a Ph.D. in theology, a Ph.D. in biology, and a D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery. Lamoureux is the author of Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution; I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution; and Darwinism Defeated? The Johnson-Lamoureux Debate on Biological Origins. At one time, Lamoureux was a passionate promoter of young earth creationism (YEC), eager to expose evolution as an elaborate deception. But, in the process of obtaining his Ph.D. in theology, Lamoureux found his assumptions about the Bible—especially what it does and doesn’t teach—challenged and ultimately up-ended. He embarked on a journey to figure out what the Bible really says about science. Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! is a distillation of Lamoureux’s conclusions and his attempt to help others along the same journey.

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Watch the book trailer video for one of 
this week’s best new book releases:

The Tech-Wise Family:
Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place

Andy Crouch

Hardback: Baker Books, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

A great conversation introducing the book…
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Locking Up Our Own:
Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Forman, Jr.

Hardback: FSG Books, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]   [ Kindle ]
 
 
 
 
Listen to an NPR interview with the author from All Things Considered… 
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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…)

   

Mother Tongue: How Our Heritage Shapes Our Story

Leonard Sweet

Read a review from Hearts and Minds Books

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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Holy People

 
A Feature Review of 

The Saints:
A Short History

Simon Yarrow

Hardback: Oxford UP, 2016
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 
Reviewed by Nick Jordan
 
 
 
Simon Yarrow is a historian of medieval religion at the University of Birmingham. His first book, Saints and Their Communities: Miracle Stories in Twelfth-century England, was a reworking of his Oxford dissertation, and he continues to focus on related research areas. The Saints: A Short History is exactly what its title says it is, no dumbed-down version of the larger book, but a well-written and concise survey of the meaning of sainthood in Christian history.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Wendell Berry, Marva Dawn, N.T. Wright, MORE)

DON’T MISS THE HUGE
THEOLOGY EBOOK SALE
FROM FORTRESS PRESS! 

 
Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
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#1:
Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food

Wendell Berry

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