A clip from our interview with Tish Harrison Warren, author of… 
 

Liturgy of the Ordinary:
Sacred Practices in Everyday Life

Tish Harrison Warren

Paperback: IVP Books, 2016
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This interview conducted by Cara Meredith appeared in our Lent 2017 print magazine…
 

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ERB: So much of your book is about finding beauty in the midst of ordinary, everyday places. When did this theology take root in your life?

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This morning, the NY Times ran a conversation between Francine Prose and Thomas Mallon on books they would recommend for America’s current political moment…
 
Here are the four books that they recommended…
 
 

Francine Prose:

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jane Mayer

(2016)

Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

“required reading for anyone who wants to know how our country got into the mess we’re in.”
 
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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…)

 

Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home

Jen Pollock Michel

Read an interview with the author… 

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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The Faith of a Wanderer

A Feature Review of 

The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew
Kevin Neece

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by Rob O’Lynn

 

“Space…the final frontier.”  For over 50 years—five decades—that phrase has gathered generations of fans around their televisions and in the cinemas to join in the ongoing mission of the starship Enterprise as it seeks out new life and new civilizations, as it boldly goes where no one has gone before!  Wow, I am getting chills just typing it out.

Culturally speaking, Star Trek is at the pinnacle.  It has survived cancellations, mockumentaries and a bottomed-out fan base, only to become an endearing icon on the cultural landscape.  There are countless streams in which the Enterprise sails: television and films, merchandising, publishing, discography (of which the most awesome is this album), and, of course, conventions.  To be quite poignant, Star Trek has gone where, culturally, no one had gone before.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Scot McKnight, Rachel Held Evans, Brennan Manning, MORE)

 

DON’T MISS AMAZON’S HUGE
MONTHLY EBOOK SALE!!! 
 

 
Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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#1:
Sermon on the Mount (The Story of God Bible Commentary)

Scot McKnight

*** $6.99 ***

 *** As one of my friends put it, this book
is worth its hardback price (and MORE)!

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Listen to Eugene Peterson’s
THE MESSAGE paraphrase 
of the complete Bible…
for FREE!!!!!!

For the majority of church history, up until the invention of the printing press, scripture was learned orally, by being read aloud. Now, in the twenty-first century, as the modern age collapses in which scripture has been fragmented by over-analysis, the time is ripe for us to immerse ourselves in the scriptural story as a whole, familiarizing ourselves with its contours, and learning to imagine our lives within it, personally and as churches.

This week I discovered a wonderful way to do this… 

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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

  

Beyond the Modern Age: An Archaeology of Contemporary Culture

Bob Goudzwaard /
Craig Bartholomew

IVP Academic
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

The Color of Law:
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein

Hardback: Liveright, 2017
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

Here is a great interview that the author did
with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air… 

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Bringing to Light the Inner Person
 
A Review of

What She Was Saying:
Stories

Marjorie Maddox

Paperback: Fomite, 2017.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]   [ Kindle ]
 
 
Review by Janna Lynas

 
 

Each day we cross paths with someone that is saying something. It may be an actual conversation with audible words, but sometimes, there are no words –just signals, signs or even silence. The experiences of a life, the beautiful and the tragic, can become tangled in a mind, showing itself in the actions, attitudes and behaviors of a person. And because there is this event, sometimes with words, sometimes a memory, sometimes with subtle speechless revelation, the only way we can know is to notice, to remember and to give honor to what is uttered out loud or in silence.

What She Was Saying, a compilation of award winning short stories and poetry from Marjorie Maddox, peers into these thoughts of women and girls and puts words to those happenings of a person we may never know. Maddox recounts memories and wonderings from newspaper headlines and real-life encounters, as well as putting words to imaginative narrative and stories behind faces of those who often stand before us.

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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…)

  

Becoming Curious: A Spiritual Practice of Asking Questions

Casey Tygrett

Watch the book trailer video… 

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