Archives For Barbara Brown Taylor


Get a taste of this month’s best nonfiction books, by reading the following excerpts:

Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible
Debbie Blue

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All-Abiding Love for the Religious Stranger

A Feature Review of

Holy Envy:
Finding God
in the Faith of Others

Barbara Brown Taylor

Hardback: HarperOne, 2019
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Reviewed by Alisa Williams

*** This review originally appeared 
on the Spectrum Magazine website.
It is reprinted here with permission.
“The only clear line I draw these days is this: when my religion tries to come between me and my neighbor, I will choose my neighbor… Jesus never commanded me to love my religion.” —Barbara Brown Taylor

Sitting on my desk as I write, right next to a copy of Barbara Brown Taylor’s latest book Holy Envy, is my Worldviews and Religion textbook from high school. I remember sitting in that sunlit classroom of Andrews Academy my senior year, learning about all of the world’s major religions from this slim textbook, produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Office of Education. Wrong, wrong, wrong the book seemed to intone, as it laid out these other religions, their flaws exposed to the light while Christianity’s remained in shadow.

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Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

While these audiobooks are available through, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!


Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)


The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe 

Richard Rohr

Read by: Arthur Morey
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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”0062406566″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”222″]Listen to this great NPR interview with Barbara Brown Taylor, author of:

Holy Envy:
Finding God in
the Faith Of Others

Barbara Brown Taylor

Hardback: HarperOne, 2019
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Listen to this interview with Terry Gross of Fresh Air…

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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…)

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Barbara Brown Taylor

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Harper Collins

A number of imprints that are part of the Harper Collins publishing group, are running end-of-the-year ebook sales (inlcuding HarperOne, Zondervan and Thomas Nelson)

Unfortunately, there’s not a good way to search Amazon for all of the sale ebooks… Sale runs through January 5th.

Here are ten excellent books that are part of this sale and $3.99 or less!

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The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.”
– Sitting Bull,
Native American Leader,

who died on this date in 1890.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
After Annunciation
An Advent Poem by
Madeleine L’Engle
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
Learning to Walk in the Dark
the new book b
y Barbara Brown Taylor

Only $1.99!!!
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*** NOTE: This stated price is for the United States. Unfortunately, this offer may or may not be available in other countries. Sorry!

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The Wake Up Call – December 15, 2014


10 Recommended Bargain Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!



Prices on these ebooks should not change before march 31, 2014.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…

(NOTE: Prices listed may or may be not be valid outside the United States… Sorry!)

If you find one or more books to buy here, please share this list with a friend…


1) [easyazon-link asin=”B001NLKXU2″ locale=”us”]An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith[/easyazon-link] by Barbara Brown Taylor– $3.99


2) 12 Years a Slave (The Book on which the Oscar-Winning Film was based) by Solomon Northup– $0.99


3) [easyazon-link asin=”B005BCV8B2″ locale=”us”]Returning to Earth: A Novel[/easyazon-link] by Jim Harrison – $2.99


4) [easyazon-link asin=”B000NJL71E” locale=”us”]America’s Women[/easyazon-link] by Gail Collins – $1.99


5) [easyazon-link asin=”B002QJZ9V8″ locale=”us”]Player Piano: A Novel [/easyazon-link] by Kurt Vonnegut – $3.99

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