Archives For Biography

 

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…)

  

Louisiana’s Way Home 

Kate DiCamillo

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This is an extraordinary
new biography of Martin Niemoller,
the German pastor during World War II
who stood up against the Nazis,
and who penned these famous words:

 
 

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me

 

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

Then They Came for Me:
Martin Niemöller, the Pastor Who Defied the Nazis
Matthew Hockenos

Hardback: Basic Books
 
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This is an extraordinary new biography of Fred Rogers, better known as PBS television’s Mr. Rogers. 

 

We’re giving away TWO copies
of this new book:

The Good Neighbor:
The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King

Hardback: Abrams
 

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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…)

  

We Need Each Other: Responding to God’s Call to Live Together 

Jean Vanier


  

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This new biography of Fred Rogers is one of 
this week’s best new book releases!
 

The Good Neighbor:
The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King

Hardback: Abrams, 2018.
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Listen to an interview that
Maxwell King did with NPR station WNPR

 

Read an excerpt of the book,
the story of Fred Rogers’s appearance
on The Oprah Winfrey Show:

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 We’re very excited about this new biography of Madeleine L’Engle!!! 

 

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for this book…

 
 

We’re giving away FIVE  copies
of this brand new book:

 

A Light So Lovely:
The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time
Sarah Arthur

Paperback: Zondervan
 
 
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Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc is an often-overlooked Catholic writer of the early twentieth century.

 
Belloc was one of the most prolific writers in England during his lifetime. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, sailor, satirist, man of letters, soldier and political activist. His Catholic faith had a strong impact on his works. e was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. His poetry encompassed comic verses for children and religious poetry. He also collaborated with G. K. Chesterton on a number of works. (Adapted from Wikipedia)
 
G.K. Chesterton wrote the following biographical sketch of his friend, as an introduction to the book, Hilaire Belloc: The Man and His Work by C. Creighton Mandell (FREE ebook edition available from Project Gutenberg). In honor of Belloc’s birthday on July 27, we reprint this brief essay.
 

 Hilaire Belloc:
A Biographical Sketch
by G.K. Chesterton

 
When I first met Belloc he remarked to the friend who introduced us that he was in low spirits. His low spirits were and are much more uproarious and enlivening than anybody else’s high spirits. He talked into the night; and left behind in it a glowing track of good things. When I have said that I mean things that are good, and certainly not merely bons mots, I have said all that can be said in the most serious aspect about the man who has made the greatest fight for good things of all the men of my time.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Centering Prayer, Dorothy Sayers, Hildegard of Bingen, Missions, 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
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
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*** TCR picks the very best deals
from Amazon’s monthly
ebook sale for July 2018

    

 

#1:
Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form 

Basil Pennington

*** $1.99 ***

A classic book on this important contemplative practice!

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A Soundtrack for Self-Immolation
 
A review of

The Monk’s Record Player:
Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966
Robert Hudson

Hardback: Eerdmans, 2018
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Review by Sam Edgin

 
 

In the window seat of an airplane above the vast American West I am alone, seeking familiarity outside my window. Mountains with snowy shoulders stretch below, their size giving the illusion of closeness. The white horizon they break into zigs and zags eases upwards into blue sky, and dilutes the sharpness of the most distant peaks. Just as the landscape is wrapping me into itself, blocky cartoon letters painted on the wingtip of my plane snap me back behind the three-paned glass and molded grey plastic of my window. “HOWDY,” it says in a yellow found mainly on toy dump trucks. I don’t reply.

There are few places I feel more alone than in the window seat of a crowded airplane. There, in a lumpy seat, stuck between a mass of disgruntled strangers and the vast unfamiliar landscape far below, I fold in on myself. As someone who builds energy in alone time, this is enjoyable. For those strangers next to me, I’m sure I come across, unfortunately, as less than amicable.

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 Enter to win a copy of this superb new biography of Dallas Willard!

We’re giving away FIVE copies of:

Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower
Gary Moon

Hardback: IVP Books
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