Archives For 2014

 

Here are 10 notable people who died in 2015…

Some were friends of ours here at the ERB, others were luminaries who have shaped our work. They all will be missed!

Phyllis Tickle
(Writer / Editor )

Phyllis Tickle
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Englewood Honor Books

Here is our list of 2014′s Englewood Honor Books, the 25 Best Books of the year for the life and flourishing of the Church.

Our criterion both for selecting books to review and for honoring the year’s best books is to choose books that are “for the life and flourishing of the Church” – i.e., books that energize us to be the local community of God’s people that God has called us to be and that nurture our mission of following in the way of God’s reconciliation of all things (in all its broadness!).

[ Book of the Year ]  [ Slow and Local ] [ Theology ] [ Praxis ]
[ Fiction ]  [ Non-Fiction ]  [ Poetry/ Young Readers ]

Our Book of the Year:

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[ Help Us Pick the Worst Covers of 2015 ]
(A Contest with over $150 in prizes!)

Here is our list of the worst Christian book covers of 2014…

It’s that time of year again, a tradition almost as familiar as the Thanksgiving turkey or trimming the Christmas tree…    It’s time to honor the worst Christian book covers of the year!!!

(Numbers 12-15 on this list are ebooks, the rest are print books. If we hadn’t limited our ebook choices to four, we could have chosen literally hundreds of bad ebook covers.)

Enjoy, and share these with your friends!

Count down with us to the #1 worst Christian book cover of the year…

*** And just in case you haven’t seen it, here is last year’s list of worst covers
(and our inaugural list from 2012)

#15 – Homeland’s Hope




 
This begs the questions: What is the homeland: France (Eiffel Tower) or the US of A (flag)? And what is it’s hope: bomber planes, giant flag or badly photoshopped lady?
(Submitted by J. Roberts)

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AmishVampires

***Contest extended 2 weeks through Nov. 17!!!!***

The most popular posts on our website in recent years (by far), has been our list of the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2012 and 2013.

So, we are planning to run a list again this year, but we need your help to make this year’s list better and even funnier!

CONTEST: OVER $300 IN PRIZES!!!

We have a box of 30 books that we have received for review or that our editor Chris Smith has culled from his own library. (Lots of great stuff! CLICK HERE for the list…).

We will pick three winners from your submissions:

1st Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card +
Your Choice of 5 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $100+) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

2nd Prize: Your Choice of 5 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $100+) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

3rd Prize: Your Choice of 3 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $50+ ) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine  ($35 value)


 

So, here’s how this will work….

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As a follow-up to yesterday’s list of the 25 best books from the first half of 2014, here are 25 Books to Watch for in the Second Half of 2014.

 

Fiction | General Non-Fiction | Poetry | Christian Theology/Praxis

Fiction Books:

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After perusing our print magazine and all the online reviews, etc. that we have published this year, here are our picks for the 25 best books from the first half of 2014, divided into four broad categories.

NOTE: Some of these books may have been released in late 2013, but weren’t covered by us until 2014.

ALSO, Watch for our list of 25 books to watch for in the latter half of 2014, coming tomorrow!

Fiction | General Non-Fiction | Poetry | Christian Theology/Praxis

Fiction Books:

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Through Sunday Feb 2nd, Amazon is running a huge sale on ebooks.

Over 350 ebooks have been marked down, with savings of up to 85%!!!

 

You can browse the full list here: http://amzn.to/BigDeal-Jan2014

CLICK HERE to jump right into the Religion/Spirituality section

 

HOWEVER, if you don’t have the time or desire to browse the full collection, we have picked 12 essential ebooks that you should own and read:


1) Jesus for President – Shane Claiborne
$1.99

2) Jewel: A Novel – Bret Lott
$1.99
3) A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
$1.99

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