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With the Advent season rapidly approaching, we are excited about this gorgeous new book for the Advent season… 

“This book summons an almost visceral response in its brilliant counterpoint to the customary understanding and celebration of Advent and Christmas. In the arena of wounds and griefs, though each experience is unique, we are joined in our humanness, finding common ground. … These meditations and images are a marvelous gift.”
Luci Shaw

We’re giving away THREE copies
of this excellent new book:

 

Wounded in Spirit:
Advent Art and Meditations
David Bannon

Hardback: Paraclete, 2018

 

Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :

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This is a fascinating new book…
 

Make Ink:
A Forager’s Guide
to Natural Inkmaking

Jason Logan

Hardback: Abrams, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

Listen to a superb NPR interview with the author…

 
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Here are a some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation (The Gospel and Our Culture Series) 

Michael Barram

Eerdmans

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Breaking and Making Images
 
A Review of 
 

Image and Presence: A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia
Natalie Carnes

Paperback: Stanford UP, 2018
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 
 
To write words on a page, or to draw an image, is to restrict and confine. The full presence of a person, creature, or object can never be confined in this representation, and yet they are present in powerful ways in the representation. These dynamics of the specific limits of an image, and the presence that is contained in the same image, are central to Natalie Carnes’s insightful new book Image and Presence: A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia.

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How Do We Imagine the Resurrection?

A Brief Review of 

Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision
John Dominic Crossan / Sarah Sexton Crossan

Hardback: HarperOne, 2018
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith

I have spent a fair bit of time over the last year, reflecting on the differences between the way that the Trinity has been imagined in the Eastern and Western traditions of Christianity (and the ways the Eastern tradition of social trinitarianism might orient us toward a deeper, conversational life together). I was therefore curious when I heard the premise of Dom and Sarah Crossan’s new book Resurrecting Easter, which explores a different issue of theological representation that distinguishes the East from the West, namely the depiction of Jesus’s resurrection.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Madeleine L’Engle, N.T. Wright, Wendell, Berry MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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*** DON”T MISS
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CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

 

#1:
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art 

Madeleine L’Engle

*** $1.99 ***

Perhaps the most important book in recent memory on the intersections of Christian faith and art.

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The Desire for the Beauty of the Book
 
A Feature Review of 
 

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World
Christopher De Hamel

Hardback: The Penguin Press, 2017.
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Reviewed by Jonathan Homrighausen
 

*** WATCH brief clips of the author
    discussing some of these manuscripts!

 
Every book tells a story. At first glance this is obvious: books hold words that can fashion imagined worlds in the minds of its readers. But add another dimension: the stories told by every individual physical book. If there is an “ex libris” in the front, whose was it? Were its owners significant? If it is dirty and ragged, what trials did it endure?

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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…)

  

Earthling: Poems

James Longenbach

*** Read the Publishers Weekly review of this collection of poems

 

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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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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Yesterday (March 30) marked the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, one of our favorite artists and certainly one of the most well-known artists in history.

 
In honor of the occasion, here are five essential books for understanding the artist, his faith  and his work… 

 

1) Van Gogh: Complete Works

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