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In our continuing effort to fund the work of The Englewood Review, we offer you the opportunity to buy bargain theology books from CBD that we think of are interest.

Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.

This week’s Bargains:

231217: Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church

By Walter Brueggemann / Westminster John Knox Press

$5.99 – Save 70%!!!

What role should the church play in the world today? This is the question esteemed theologian Walter Brueggeman strives to answer in his work Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church. His most recent collection of essays calls the church to “set itself in tension with the rest of the world.” Instead of drawing inward, Brueggemann asks the church to publicly choose a different way—to “courageously defy political polarization, consumerism, and militarism.” By demonstrating a different way, the church can lead the world forward “and adversaries can be turned to allies and to friends.”Brueggeman is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.

829541DA: Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories & Prayers - Slightly Imperfect Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories & Prayers – Slightly Imperfect

By Eugene H. Peterson / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / Hardback

$6.99 – Save 71%!!!

2009 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit in Spirituality

Just as God used words both to create the world and to give us commandments, we too use words for many different purposes. In fact, we use the same language to talk to each other and to talk to God. Can our everyday speech, then, be just as important as the words and prayers we hear from the pulpit? Eugene Peterson unequivocally says “Yes!”

Tell It Slant explores how Jesus used language—he was earthy, not abstract; metaphorical, not dogmatic. His was not a direct language of information or instruction but an indirect, oblique language requiring a participating imagination—“slant” language. In order to witness and teach accurately in Jesus’ name, then, it is important for us to use language the way he did.

027373DA: Creed Without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers Creed Without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers

By Laura K. Simmons / Baker

$5.99 – Save 75%!!!

This elegant and accessible book takes an in-depth look at the life and thought of the brilliant, yet little-known theologian, Dorothy L. Sayers. Author Laura K. Simmons examines Sayers’s thoughts on topics ranging from the incarnation and the Trinity to work ethics and the arts. Simmons does great justice to a woman whose goal was to avoid Christian “slip-slop and fiddle-faddle,” and in doing so, introduces the modern church to a brilliant thinker.

432682: Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks

By Jon M. Sweeney / Brazos Press

$2.99 – Save 77%!!!

“We can show you how to be quiet, how to listen, but only God can show you the other stuff,” Father Ambrose told Jon Sweeney long ago. “What stuff?” he replied. “You.”This is just one of the many conversations Sweeney shares in Cloister Talks-a series of glimpses into his decades-long friendships with Cistercian and Benedictine monks in various monasteries across the country. The contemplative way embodied by these communal brothers has been the single greatest source of guidance in Sweeney’s journey of faith. Here he shares with poignant honesty the wisdom and insight for everyday living he has gained along the way.

Sweeney’s conversations with monks engage various universal areas of life, including life, death, love, work, play, and spirituality. Readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of this ancient way of Christianity-a much needed antidote to the hurry of contemporary life. The monastics who populate these pages have spent a combined century and a half in their sacred vocation. They hold the keys to many of the things we all yearn for: stillness, solitude, simplicity, contemplation, and clarity of purpose.

226180: The Richness of Augustine: His Contextual and Pastoral Theology The Richness of Augustine: His Contextual and Pastoral Theology

By Mark Ellingsen / Westminster John Knox Press

$7.99 – Save 73%!!!

In an inclusive reading of Augustine, Ellingsen reveals a patterned conceptual richness in Augustine’s thought. He demonstrates that the Augustinian traditions claimed by the Catholic church, the Presbyterian church, and virtually every Protestant denomination all have validity. The Richness of Augustine is a wonderful introduction and a rich ecumenical and historical resource. It is the first introduction that places in focus the significance of Augustine’s African cultural and ethnic roots.

 

In our continuing effort to fund the work of The Englewood Review, we offer you the opportunity to buy bargain theology books from CBD that we think of are interest. Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.

This week’s Bargains:

071478: Free for All: Rediscovering the Bible in Community Free for All: Rediscovering the Bible in Community

By Tim Conder & Daniel Rhodes / Baker Books

$1.99 – Save 88%!!!

In this provocative book Emerging church pastors Tim Condor and Daniel Rhodes reveal that our reading of Scripture today is held captive by our culture. Exploring the need to encounter Scripture collectively they invite us to listen in as members from their church delve into four Bible passages discussing subjects on “the obscure,” “the emotive,” “the familiar,” and “the controversial.” Ultimately, Free for All makes a compelling case for communities as valid outlets for biblical interpretation. Condor and Rhodes show how communities can provide a way for proclamation of the biblical text, liberating its voice and prompting practices of hospitality, ethics, mission, and imagination.

824537: Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations

By Edited by John Lorrie, Samuel Escobar & Wilbert Shenk / InterVarsity Press

$4.99 – Save 84%!!!

A benchmark for mission theology, this text will prove essential for church leaders, teachers, students, and missionaries worldwide. More than 160 contributors reflecting a variety of global contexts explore missiological implications of central Christian doctrines, challenge traditional views, and weigh new perspectives. Learn how the 21st-century church can creatively integrate evangelism, liberation, healing, and justice. 448 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity.

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The ERB will take a break for summer vacation next week and will return with our next issue on Friday August 13…


We  have recently made a slight change to our format and the reviews, excerpts, poems, etc. of our Midweek update will be posted to “pages” on the ERB website, and announced via social media.  If you’re a “first-to-know” sort of person, you can get these updates when they first come out in one of two ways:


In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors. Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain books from CBD that we think of are interest. Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.

This week’s Bargains:

25800X: More Than Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women More Than Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women

By Joan M. Martin / Westminster John Knox Press

$2.99 – Save 90%!!!

Martin explores the experiences of enslaved women and the realities of their social world to uncover the inter-relationships, in the context of that environment , among moral agency, work, and human meaning. She then reflects ethically on the implications such a distinct perspective on labor might have for women in contemporary African-American communities and for broader discussions about the meaning of work in American society.

636317: Religion and Empire: People, Power, and the Life of the Spirit Religion and Empire: People, Power, and the Life of the Spirit

By Richard A. Horsley / Augsburg Fortress

$1.29 – Save 87%!!!

How has the interaction between religion, rhetoric, and politics shaped people’s lives over the centuries? Examining the relationship between religious discourse and empire-building, Horsley describes how religion is constructed by the power elite; the role it plays in resistance movements among subjugated people; and how it is used to legitimize empire. 151 pages, softcover from Fortress.

431191: Anxious About Empire: Theological Essays on the New Global Realities Anxious About Empire: Theological Essays on the New Global Realities

By Edited by Wes Avram / Baker

$1.99 – Save 90%!!!

In response to the 2002 foreign policy directive that changed America’s national security strategy, a denominationally diverse group (Mennonite, Catholic, Congregational, Catholic) of theologians, theorists, scholars, and pastors addresses the transnational nature of the church, loving neighbors in a globalized world, the use of Scripture in imperial rhetoric, and more. 218 pages, softcover from Brazos.

227694: The Gospel According to America: A Meditation on a God-blessed, Christ-haunted Idea The Gospel According to America: A Meditation on a God-blessed, Christ-haunted Idea

By David Dark / Westminster John Knox Press

$3.99 – Save 73%!!!

Under a broad pop-culture umbrella, using icons from music, literature, film, the media, and politics, David Dark hopes to provide fodder for lively conversation about what it means to be Christian and American in this “weird moment” in which we live. It is a moment when we are increasingly polarized along political and religious lines, a moment when we are too busy forming our response to listen to the one who is speaking. And yet we claim more than ever to be one nation, under God. What does this mean? The end result, he hopes, will be a better understanding that “there is a reality more important, more lasting, and more infinite than the cultures to which we belong,” the reality of the kingdom of God.”This well-read interpreter of popular culture probes the spiritual resonances of American culture from Hawthorne and Melville to Bob Dylan and David Lynch. Nearly every page has something to make readers pause, laugh, think, or pray,”—Publishers Weekly

745296: Red-Letter Christians: A Citizen"s Guide to Faith & Politics Red-Letter Christians: A Citizen’s Guide to Faith & Politics

By Tony Campolo / Regal Books

$4.99 – Save 75%!!!

A new kind of politically concerned evangelical is emerging, somewhere between hard-right Republicans and far-left Democrats. “Red-Letter Christians” seek to live out Jesus’ words—the ones printed in red in many New Testaments. Examining the hot-button issues facing believers today, Campolo calls us to transcend partisan squabbles—and bring Christ’s radical message to our civic commitments. 224 pages, hardcover from Regal.

 

We  have recently made a slight change to our format and the reviews, excerpts, poems, etc. of our Midweek update will be posted to “pages” on the ERB website, and announced via social media.  If you’re a “first-to-know” sort of person, you can get these updates when they first come out in one of two ways:

Otherwise, in our regular issue each Friday, we will recap the content of our midweek update.  For instance, this week’s update included:


In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors. Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain books from CBD that we think of are interest. Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.

This week’s bargain books (Click to learn more/purchase):

027381: Understanding Matthew: The Early Christian Worldview of the First Gospel Understanding Matthew: The Early Christian Worldview of the First Gospel

By Stephen Westerholm / Baker

$2.99 – Save 85%!!!

This work, a companion volume to Westerholm’s Understanding Paul provides an introduction to the early Christian worldview of the First Gospel. The study is neither a verse-by-verse commentary nor a narrowly focused academic monograph. It is an engaging reader’s guide to Matthew’s worldview and his story of Jesus’ life, preaching, andcall to discipleship. Westerholm’s goal, as he writes in the first chapter, is that readers might “begin to understand how Matthew made sense of things, and to see how it makes sense to make sense of things that way.” His introductory chapter examines the idea of a worldview. He then considers the central aspects of Matthew’s worldview Israel’s understanding of God, his dealings with the Jewish people, and Jesus’ preaching about God’s kingdom.

225047: English Spirituality: From Earliest Times to 1700 English Spirituality: From Earliest Times to 1700

By Gordon Mursell / Westminster John Knox Press

$2.99 – Save 85%!!!

This wide-ranging historical survey provides an indispensable resource for those interested in exploring, teaching, or studying English spirituality. This is the first of two stand-alone volumes that trace the history from Roman times to the year 2000. Contained in both are the main Christian traditions and a vast range of writers and spiritual themes, from Anglo-Saxon poems to late modern feminist spirituality. These two volumes present the astonishing richness and variety of responses made by English Christians to the call of the divine during the past two thousand years.

225055: English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

By Gordon Mursell / Westminster John Knox Press

$2.99 – Save 85%!!!

This wide-ranging historical survey provides an indispensable resource for those interested in exploring, teaching, or studying English spirituality. This is the second of two stand-alone volumes that trace the history from Roman times until the year 2000. Contained in both are the main Christian traditions and a vast range of writers and spiritual themes, from Anglo-Saxon poems to the late modern feminist spirituality. These two volumes present the astonishing richness and variety of responses made by English Christians to the call of the divine during the past thousand years.

 

In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors. Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain books from CBD that we think of are interest. Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.

This week’s bargain books (Click to learn more/purchase)
Three Excellent Books on Science and Technology:

635876: Science and Wisdom Science and Wisdom

By Jurgen Moltmann / Augsburg Fortress

$1.99  (Save 91%!!! )

Can the divide be bridged? Do either scientific or theological inquiry have a monopoly on the truth? Weighing both the pluses and minuses of contemporary science, Moltmann examines the uneasy relationship between faith and modern cosmology. He ponders the creation as an open system, the self-emptying of God in the universe’s history, problems of eternity, and more. 219 pages, softcover from Fortress.

30708: The Making and Unmaking of Technological Society The Making and Unmaking of Technological Society

By Murray Jardine / Baker

$0.99 (Save 96%!!!)

Has Christianity failed to engage the culture of technology and use scientific advancements responsibly? Jardine offers an incisive critique of the damaging elements in Western societies and argues that it’s possible to adandon the destructive aspects of technology while still embracing its benefits. Thought-provoking! 304 pages, softcover from Brazos.

431708: Science"s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism

By Cornelius G. Hunter / Brazos Press

$2.99 (Save 80%!!!)

Paradigm shifts happen rarely within specific sciencies, and when they do, they often shake that field to its core. Cornelius Hunter attempts to do just that, showing how modern science is influenced by theological and metaphysical thinking, rather than empirical data. Naturalism then, is shown not as a result of scientific inquiry, but rather is merely an untried presupposition. In its stead, Hunter proposes a new idea–moderate empiricism–which could potentially satisfy the demands of both intelligent design and mainstream modern science. 170 indexed pages, softcover.