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No Such Thing as a ‘Theoretical Faith’

A Review of

Can I Get a Witness?
13 Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice
Charles Marsh, Shea Tuttle, Daniel Rhodes, Eds.

Hardback: Eerdmans, 2019
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Reviewed by Leslie Verner.

How can the church embody its theology in the midst of racial and economic inequality? In Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice, a variety of authors, professors and theologians share the impact a diverse group of Christian activists had on American history in the early 1900’s. The prophetic voices of these nonviolent leaders of social justice still reverberate today, proving relevant, timely and revolutionary.

Each highly researched chapter utilizes engaging storytelling to relate the life of a champion of economic, social, or racial injustice. The portraits include seven men and six women who were Protestant and Catholic, gay and straight, white, African American, Japanese American, Mexican American and Native American.

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Frederick Douglass:
Prophet of Freedom

David Blight

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2018
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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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[easyazon_link identifier=”0763694630″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Louisiana’s Way Home[/easyazon_link] 

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

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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…)

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1640600965″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]We Need Each Other: Responding to God’s Call to Live Together[/easyazon_link] 

Jean Vanier


  

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this week’s best new book releases!
 

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

Hardback: Abrams, 2018.
Buy Now:
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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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*** WATCH the trailer video
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, [easyazon_link identifier=”B00INGMD5I” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Hilaire Belloc: The Man and His Work[/easyazon_link] 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,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** TCR picks the very best deals
from Amazon’s monthly
ebook sale for July 2018

    

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#1:
[easyazon_link identifier=”B004EBT6QA” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form[/easyazon_link] 

Basil Pennington

*** $1.99 ***

A classic book on this important contemplative practice!

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