Archives For 2017

 

Each day of December leading up to Christmas, we will feature one of the best books of 2017!

Bookmark this Advent calendar page, and come back every day to learn more about the book we are featuring on that day…

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The rampant consumerism of the Christmas season is a deep challenge for Christians…

But many of us still want to give gifts,
and what better to give than books,
especially beautiful ones!

 

So here are our picks for 10 of the most beautiful books of the year, that include books fit for a wide range of readers:

( PLUS, one bonus classic, that is worth giving in any year…)

 

#1 Wise Trees
By Diane Cook / Len Jenshel
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The Short Lists of Finalists in the Running for 2017 National Book Awards, were announced today…

 

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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Of the many books that will get adapted to film in 2017,
Here are our most anticipated ones.

(In order, leading up to the most anticipated.)

*** Be sure to read (or re-read) the book before you see the movie!

#10
Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon
Buy now:
[ Print Book ] [ Kindle ]

 

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. 

 

 
 

Film Adaptation:

Releases: May 19. Director:  Stella Meghie
Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose

Watch the movie trailer:




 

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April is National Poetry Month! 

Although poetry is not easy read in our age of lightning-fast communications and instant gratification, it is an important way of learning to slow down and pay attention to the beauty and the brokenness of the world around us.
 
We all would do well to infuse our lives with more poetry!
 

Here are 10 new poetry books that will be released in 2017 and that we are super-excited about!

(Including collections by Christian Wiman, Mary Oliver, Tania Runyan, and MORE)
 
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On Monday, the Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced.

The Pulitzer Prizes and Fellowships, established in Columbia University by the will of the first Joseph Pulitzer, are awarded by the university on the recommendation of The Pulitzer Prize Board.

Here are the winners in the Letters & Drama category…
(Some of which have been featured here over the last year)

Looking for a book to read?
These books are well worth your time…

[ Fiction ]  [ General NonFiction ] [ Poetry ]
[ History ]  [ Drama ]  [ Biography ]

 

FICTION

Winner:
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This is a running list of the books that ERB editor Chris Smith has reviewed this year.

It will regularly be updated.

Some reviews linked here are snippets / adaptations of longer reviews that have appeared in the print ERB magazine or other publications…

 

TOP 3 BOOKS (SO FAR)

   

 
 


REVIEWED

(Starting with the most recent)

Feb. 22

Race & Place

David Leong

5 STARS

Review: 
How Racism Saturates the
Structures of our Daily Lives

 
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Over the course of last year, I set aside a number of books that I wanted to read because I knew that they would make significant contributions to public conversations, but I knew that they would require some time and effort to read carefully and well.

I’m hoping to read a number of these 10 books over the coming year…

By ERB Editor, C. Christopher Smith

(In alphabetical order by author’s last name…)

PAGE 1 OF 5

The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts

Cameron Anderson

Paperback, IVP Academic

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2017Watch

With 2017 almost upon us, here are the 30 new books that we are most eager to read…

Due to the nature of publishers’ catalogs, this list only spans the first half of the year.  We will do a similar list in June for the second half of the year.

[ Top Ten ] [ Fiction ]  [ Theology ]
[ Praxis ] [ Culture ]  

TOP TEN (Part 1):

These titles are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name…

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