Archives For 2016

 

BestOf2016

Here is our list of 2016′s Englewood Honor Books, the 30 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!).

[ Best of the Best ] [ Fiction ]  [ Theology ]
[ Praxis ] [ Non-Fiction ]  [ Others ]

Our Book of the Year:

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The finalists in the running for the National Book Award were announced earlier this month…

[ See the full list of finalists ]

 

If you are like us, then there probably are a number of these books that you haven’t read yet.

So, we thought we’d give you excerpts from ten of them to give you a taste of their contents.
These excerpts feature books from all four categories


The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel

Karan Mahajan

Viking

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The Finalists in the Running for 2016 National Book Awards, were announced last week…

(I was traveling, so only getting around to posting about these now)

How many of these have you read?

Who would you pick as the winner in each category?
(We’ve marked our guess with *** )

[ Fiction ] [ NonFiction ]  [ Poetry ] [ Young People ]

 

Fiction:

 

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KungFu-Jesus

 

The most popular posts on our website in recent years (by far), have been our lists of the Worst Christian Book Covers:

[ 2012 ] [ 2013 ] [ 2014 ] [ 2015 ]

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

CONTEST: OVER $100 IN PRIZES!!!

We will pick three winners from your submissions:

1st Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

2nd Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

3rd Prize:  2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine
($35 value)

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Yesterday, the winners of the 2016 Printz, Newbery and Caldecott Awards for books intended for young readers were announced.

The Michael L. Printz Award is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes the “best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit”.

The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award is given to the author of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”

2016 Winners:

(Click on the links for excerpts from the books and interviews with the authors)

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Top50-2016

Here are the top 50 books that are slated for release in 2016 that we think will be beneficial for Christians.  Our focus here at the ERB is the life, health and flourishing of God’s people, and specifically we focus on the themes of Community, Mission, Imagination and Reconciliation.

Also note that there are many more books here from the first half of the year than from the second half, as many publishers have not released their full summer and fall catalogs yet.

We’ve broken this list up into the Top 10 books and the remaining 40, which are sorted into five categories: Christian, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Fiction…

What books are you most looking forward to in 2016?

 

[ Top 10 – Pt A ]  [ Top 10 – Pt B ]  [ Top 10 – Pt C ]  
[ Christian Practice ] 
[ Theology ] [ Non-Fiction ]
[ Fiction ]  [ Poetry

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