This is a fascinating interview that raises lots of questions about how we imagine families should work, and how difficult it is to operate in ways other than those into which we have been formed…

All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership
Darcy Lockman

Hardback: Harper, 2019
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Give this NPR interview a listen,
and then we’d love to hear your thoughts
(in the comments below)

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A Life Well-Lived.

A Feature Review of

In This World of Wonders:
A Memoir in a Life of Learning
Nicholas Wolterstorff

Hardback: Eerdmans, 2019.
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Reviewed by Aaron Morrison

All humans philosophize, but few make philosophy their career, and fewer still do so since Nicholas Wolterstorff first became a professor. Even so, the practice of philosophy–as with the rest of the humanities—remains ever relevant for our own search for what makes a life well-lived. In This World of Wonders: A Memoir in a Life of Learning functions as a moving testament to what a lifetime spent around the subject of philosophy can look like from the perspective of one of Christian Philosophy’s significant figures over the past generation. Even if readers are unfamiliar with Wolterstorff’s corpus, they can glean wisdom for finding beauty, acting justly, and meditating on grief.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Rachel Held Evans, Lesslie Newbigin, Thomas Merton, 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.


Searching for Sunday:
Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

Rachel Held Evans

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“Evans has written a zinger of a book. Grounded in the deep things of faith, she writes in a vivid style and transposes the claims of faith into  compelling concrete narrative. Her book is a forceful invitation to reconsider that faith has been misunderstood as a package of certitudes rather than a relationship of fidelity.”
-Walter Brueggemann

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Here are 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

Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy

Luke Bretherton


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This past week saw the death of two Christian writers who have deeply shaped not only our work here at the ERB but also the lives of many Christians around the globe.


Jean Vanier (1928-2019)

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This is a timely and very important book for the shape of our Christian faithfulness in the twenty-first century…

Trauma Sensitive Theology:
Thinking Theologically in the Era of Trauma
Jennifer Baldwin

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2019
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Watch this helpful interview with the author…

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No Such Thing as a ‘Theoretical Faith’

A Review of

Can I Get a Witness?
13 Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice
Charles Marsh, Shea Tuttle, Daniel Rhodes, Eds.

Hardback: Eerdmans, 2019
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Reviewed by Leslie Verner.

How can the church embody its theology in the midst of racial and economic inequality? In Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice, a variety of authors, professors and theologians share the impact a diverse group of Christian activists had on American history in the early 1900’s. The prophetic voices of these nonviolent leaders of social justice still reverberate today, proving relevant, timely and revolutionary.

Each highly researched chapter utilizes engaging storytelling to relate the life of a champion of economic, social, or racial injustice. The portraits include seven men and six women who were Protestant and Catholic, gay and straight, white, African American, Japanese American, Mexican American and Native American.

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This important book arrives in bookstores this week…

Women Rise Up:
Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution
Katey Zeh

Paperback: FAR Press, 2019
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Katey was kind enough to answer some questions about the book:

There are numerous books about biblical women. What compelled you to write this one?

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This is a great public radio interview with the authors of these two books on the occasion of the anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad:

On Gold Mountain:
The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family
Lisa See

St Martins, 1995
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Gordon H. Chang

Hardback: HMH Books, 2019
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Listen to the conversation with these two authors from public radio station WNYC:

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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…)

Love over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, and Healing Our Polarized World

Dan White, Jr.

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