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
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#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
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
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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Today (November 8th) marks the 120th birthday of Dorothy Day, co-founder (with Peter Maurin) of the Catholic Worker Movement. 

 

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)   The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist

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One of the best new book releases of this week is:
 

Fear+Less Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice
Gregory Ellison II

Paperback: WJK Books, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]
 
 

I have started reading this book,
and am finding it very helpful!

 

These brief video clips are a great intro to the book…

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Great new book out this week…
 

How to Fix a Broken Record: Thoughts on Vinyl Records, Awkward Relationships, and Learning to Be Myself
Amena Brown

Paperback: Zondervan, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle

 

Watch the book trailer for this new book:

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To Steward Our Pain
 
A Review of 
 

A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory
Frederick Buechner

Paperback: Zondervan, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]   [ Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
 

*** This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog,
      and is reprinted here with permission.  Visit his blog for tons of great reviews!

 
Frederick Buechner is one of my favorite authors. He is a writer of enigmatic fiction with strange and conflicted characters (e.g. the holy and profane Godric, an unsaintly, Saint Brendanand the unlikable religious charlatan Lou Bebb), as well as sermons and theological musings, and poignant memoirs which wrestle with darkness, grace and calling.

A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory is vintage Buechner. Quite literally, in fact. Most of this book is culled from the Buechner canon with selections from The Sacred Journey, The Clown in the Belfry, Beyond Words, A Room Called Remember, Secrets in the Dark, Telling Secrets. However, the opening chapter, “The Gates of Pain,” is an unpublished lecture he gave, describing ways we can best steward our pain.

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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…)

   

Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (Cultural Liturgies)

James K.A. Smith

*** Watch several brief video clips introducing this 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)

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