Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Joan Chittister, MLK, Scot McKnight, MORE )

 

THEOLOGY CLASSICS –
15 Essential Ebooks Under $3ea!
  

 

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
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#1:
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

Joan Chittister

*** $1.99 ***

 

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2017 Fall Books Preview!

September 1, 2017 — Leave a comment

25 of the Best New Books to Watch for this Fall…

Including ones by Wendell Berry, Ta-Nehisi Coates,
Brene Brown, Mary Oliver, and MORE

 

[ Christian Faith in Practice ]  [ Theology ]
[ History / Biography ]  [ Nonfiction ]  [ Fiction ]
[ Young Readers ]  [ Poetry ]

 

*** Our Most Anticipated Book ***

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Today (Aug. 31) marks the birthday of poet Christian Wiman…

 *** Read our interview with the poet

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of video clips of Wiman reading his poems…

*** Books by Christian Wiman

Rust:

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The Lenses of Other Worlds
 
A review of

Science Fiction and the Abolition of Man: Finding C. S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Film and Television
Mark Boone, Kevin Neece, Eds.

Paperback: Pickwick Publications, 2017
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Reviewed by Sam Edgin

 

My homework was simply unable to win out against worn copies of The Fellowship of the Ring, Brave New World and Perelandra that I kept beside my desk as a kid. I read them on my lap in secret, with my hand clutching a forgotten pencil that absently scrawled black across my textbook. There are times when I feel my memories have been written by Lewis and Tolkien, I spent so much time in their worlds. I didn’t expect the affect those worlds would have.

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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…)

  

Persons: The Difference between `Someone’ and `Something’

Robert Spaemann

 

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Turning to
Contemporary Christian Poetry

A Review of

The Turning Aside:
The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry
D. S. Martin, Ed.

Paperback: Cascade, 2016.
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Reviewed by Brent Newsom

 

Since 2010, poet and editor D. S. Martin has curated Kingdom Poets, a weekly blog introducing readers to “poets of the Christian faith, regardless of background.” The range of poets presented in that span is vast and impressive, from the Anglo-Saxon poet Caedmon to numerous living writers from across the globe. In addition, since 2012 Martin has done readers and writers of Christian poetry a great service by developing the Poiema Poetry Series, an imprint from Wipf and Stock Publishers that champions contemporary poets of Christian faith.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(NT Wright, Madeleine L’Engle, Michael Pollan, MORE )

 

THEOLOGY CLASSICS –
15 Essential Ebooks Under $3ea!
  

 

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:
Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Two Volumes in One Ebook

N.T. Wright

*** $4.99 ***

*** Save $80 off the Retail Price

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Inspired by this great public radio interview with Bruce Handy, author of the new book, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult, I asked my Facebook friends for their favorite kids books that they have re-read as adults.

“Images from children’s books — a great green room and a red balloon, the white witch’s Turkish Delight, a lean and wicked cat in a red top hat — act as madeleines (or portkeys, or time turners, or rabbit holes, or wardrobes) calling up sleepiness, childhood rooms, grilled cheeses, long parental legs coming in and out of rooms, and that particular, pleasant ache of nostalgia. [Bruce Handy] … puts extraordinary care into replicating and preserving those feelings.” – NPR

Here are twenty of the most frequently-named
children’s books that are enjoyed by adults.

(In alphabetical order by author’s last name)

 

*** What other kids books
have you enjoyed as an adult?

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A Life Whose Very Breath
Depended on Prayer
 
A Review of 

Motherprayer:
Lessons in Loving

Barbara Mahany

Hardback: Abingdon Press, 2017
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Reviewed by Janna Lynas
 
 
 
I shift my weight on hard wood floors, beneath middle aged knees, offering pleas to the air, because he’s in the air, God is, for my children. There are a whole litany of requests and generalities, but sometimes things specific and so guttural I can barely get the words to pass over dry lips. There are prayers of thankfulness and scripture that are repeated because it is truth and is as much a prayer over my babies as it is story from long ago. And it’s in these moments I find myself, as Barbara Mahany suggests in her most recent book, Motherprayer, wrapped in the “shawl of prayer… with utterances that come from our most stripped-down essence.” (4)

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Christian Faith Worth Imitating
 
A Review of 
 

Everbloom:
Stories of Deeply Rooted
and Transformed Lives

Redbud Writers’ Guild

Paperback: Paraclete Press, 2017
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Reviewed by Kathleen O’Malley.
 
 
A few weeks ago, I asked God to bring a mentor into my life. Whether that meant a new relationship or the deepening of one I already had, I didn’t know. The next day, I began reading Everbloom, and by the time I was twenty pages in, I realized that I held part of God’s answer in my hands.

Books can’t substitute for the intimacy of a friendship. But Spirit-filled stories can change and enrich my perspective—just like a mentor might. There is something about peoples’ life stories that is tough to ignore; their memoirs nestle into my memories until they become part of my worldview. That’s one reason that books like Everbloom are so powerful. Such books let me be touched by the lives of men, women, and children whom I won’t meet in person.

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