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Through Sunday May 11, Amazon is running a huge Kindle Ebook Sale.

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

You can browse the full list here:  http://bit.ly/BigDeal-May2014

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) Life with God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation – Richard J. Foster
$2.99

2) Making All Things New – Henri Nouwen
$2.99
3) The Great Omission by Dallas Willard
$2.99

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Amazon just released another one of the their Big Deal Kindle Ebook Sales…

There seemed to be fewer interesting books than usual, but I did find these three gems:

*** BROWSE THE FULL SALE YOURSELF

 
 

Reading For Preaching
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
$3.99  *** Buy Now

In Reading for Preaching Cornelius Plantinga makes a singular claim: preachers who read fine writing will likely become deeper and defter preachers.

In his own winsome writing style Plantinga shows how a general reading program benefits preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language — his or her primary tool. General reading can enlarge the preacher’s sympathies for people and situations that she or he had previously known nothing about. And, above all, the preacher who reads widely has the chance to become wise.

Though aimed especially at preachers, this beautifully written book will benefit anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading.
 
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Through Sunday August 4th, Amazon is running a huge sale on ebooks.

 

Over 500 ebooks have been marked down, with savings of up to 88%!!!

 

You can browse the full list here: http://amzn.to/BigDeal-July2013

 

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 10 essential ebooks that you should own and read:


1) Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life – Lauren Winner
$2.51

2) Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church – N.T. Wright
$1.99
3) Radical Integrity: The Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Michael van Dyke
$1.99

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Through Monday May 27, Amazon is running a huge sale on ebooks.

 

Over 500 ebooks have been marked down, with savings of up to 88%!!!

 

You can browse the full list here: http://amzn.to/BigDeal-May2013

 

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 10 essential ebooks that you should own and read:


1) The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Communities – John McKnight / Peter Block
$2.99
Read an excerpt here
2) The Autobiography of Mark Twain
$1.99
3) Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership by Elton Trueblood
$1.99 

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Through Sunday March 10, Amazon is running a huge sale on ebooks.

 

Over 500 ebooks have been marked down, with savings of up to 88%!!!

 

You can browse the full list here: http://amzn.to/EbookBigDeal

 

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) Lamb: The Gospel According to Christ’s Childhood Pal Biff – Christopher Moore

$1.99

Featured in the recent book: Besides the Bible: 100 Books that Have, Should, or Will Create Christian Culture


2) The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America by Richard Lischer

$1.99

3) Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N.T. Wright

$1.99

Watch videos of Wright talking about this book

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10 Recommended Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!

Prices on these ebooks should not change before July 31, 2012.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…


BONUS: Albert Borgmann’s Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology – $3.99
http://amzn.to/PowerFailure

1) The Essential G. K. Chesterton Collection (400+ works) $0.99

2) We Are All Weird by Seth Godin $2.99

3) The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at Home in Montana
by Rick Bass – $3.99

4) Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History
by Diana Wells- $1.99

5) The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions
by Michael Mainelli and Ian Harris – $3.99

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[ The internet was out all day here in our part of Indianapolis, so I’m posting this a day late… ]

Great NPR interview with Greg Grandin, author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten City.

 

ERB Editor Chris Smith
Reviews Warren Cole Smith’s
A LOVER’S QUARREL WITH THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH
For NEXT-WAVE.org

http://bit.ly/Tg3B0

Warren Cole Smith is an evangelical, but he is one who has deep concerns about the trajectory of American evangelicalism over the last 25 years.  Smith, publisher of the Evangelical Press News Service, has compiled these concerns in the challenging new book, A Lover’s Quarrel with The Evangelical Church.  I picked this book up expecting to find many theological critiques of evangelicalism (individualism, bondage to modernity, etc.) that would be similar to those that I regularly hear from my peers in post-evangelical churches – except, of course, coming from one who has chosen to stay committed to the evangelical church.  Thus, it came as a surprise that Smith’s concerns were not primarily of this sort.  Indeed, Smith is content to accept the basic theological moorings of evangelicalism, and focuses his questions instead on the ethics and praxis of American evangelicalism.

Smith begins with a challenge that will resonate with most post-evangelical readers, a critique of the evangelical attraction to power, both right-wing political power and the power of numbers manifested in the church growth movement, etc.

Read the full review:
http://bit.ly/Tg3B0

A LOVER’S QUARREL WITH THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH.
Warren Cole Smith.

Paperback: Authentic Media, 2009.
Buy now:  [ ChristianBook.com ]


THE NY TIMES Review of
FORDLANDIA: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s
Forgotten Jungle City.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/books/review/Macintyre-t.html

The Amazon has always proved fertile soil for extravagant utopian fantasy. Victorian explorers, American industrialists, ideologues and missionaries all projected their dreams and ideas onto this terra incognita, this untamed wilderness of exotic possibility.

For Europe and North America, the vastness of South America was a focus for romance, discovery and potential profit, and also a canvas on which to paint a new world according to individual belief. Elisabeth Nietzsche, the sister of the philosopher, plunged into the jungles of Paraguay in 1886 intent on creating her own vegetarian Aryan republic, spurred on by the anti-Semitic effusions of Richard Wagner. Theodore Roosevelt predicted the great river system could be harnessed to create “populous manufacturing communities.” Nelson Rockefeller thought the 4,000 miles of the Amazon might be cut into canals.

With Fordlandia, Greg Grandin, a professor of history at New York University, tells a haunting story that falls squarely into this tradition: Henry Ford’s failed endeavor to export Main Street America to the jungles of Brazil. Fordlandia was a commercial enterprise, intended to extract raw material for the production of motor cars, but it was framed as a civilizing mission, an attempt to build the ideal American society within the Amazon. As described in this fascinating account, it was also the reflection of one man’s personality — arrogant, brilliant and very odd.

 …

Read the full review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/books/review/Macintyre-t.html

FORDLANDIA:
The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s
Forgotten Jungle City.
Greg Grandin.

Hardback: Holt, 2009.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]


Byron Borger offers a Sneak Peak
at Rob Bell’s new Coffeetable Book
DROPS LIKE STARS.

http://www.heartsandmindsbooks.com/booknotes/drops_likes_stars_new_book_by/

I want to briefly tell you about a stunningly original book, an example of an unusual and rare commitment ondrops like stars.jpg the part of an evangelical publisher, the new coffee-table sized gift book by Rob Bell, Drops Likes Stars (Zondervan)  I have to tell you that I’m not going to tell you what that title means, but you will know by the end of the 150 + page book.

The book is arranged much like some of his other boyant and interesting titles, but, well, more so.  That is, there is just one sentence on some pages, super-graphics, or tiny print, a second color or typeface, or even a scrawl or two (when he mentions that, after spraining his writing hand, he tried to write with the other for a while but it didn’t work out so well.)  There are full color photos, some rather lovely, a few of stunning art works (including one of the most vivid full shots of The David you’ll see outside of a Michelangelo art book.)  The graphics are half the joy of this moving work, this large-sized bookish equilivalent to a quirky Nooma video, with a lot of white space, which helps the eye really see…

Read the full review:
http://www.heartsandmindsbooks.com/booknotes/drops_likes_stars_new_book_by/

DROPS LIKE STARS.
Rob Bell.

Hardback: Zondervan, 2009.
Pre-order from: [ ChristianBook.com ]
Ships around August 5th.