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Summer Reading 2018

Summer is almost here, a season when many people find a little more time than usual for reading!

Whether you’ll get some vacation time this summer, or whether your schedule simply slows down a bit, we hope that you will find some extra time for reading.


Here are 30 new-ish books that would make for superb summer reading!


[ Christian Discipleship ]  [ Gen. Nonfiction ]   [ Fiction ]
[ Theology ]   [ Biography / Memoir ]  [ YA / Graphic Novel ]
[ Poetry ]

Christian Discipleship:

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Top 50 Books

Here are the top 50 books that are slated for release in 2015 and that we think will be beneficial for Christians.  Our focus is the life, health and flourishing of God’s people and we especially focus on the themes of Community, Mission, Imagination and Reconciliation.

Also note that there are many more books here from the first half of the year than from the second half, as many publishers have not released their full summer and fall catalogs yet.

We’ve broken this list up into the Top 10 books and the remaining 40, which are sorted into four categories: Christian, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Fiction…

What books are you most looking forward to in 2015?

Now Available:
[ Two-Page Printable Guide ]

[ Top 10 ]   [ Christian ]  [ Non-Fiction ]  [ Poetry ]  [ Fiction ]

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Faithful and Courageous Lives

A Review of

50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from the Heroines of Faith

Michelle DeRusha

Paperback: Baker Books, 2014
Buy now:  [ [easyazon_link asin=”0801015871″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Amazon[/easyazon_link] ] 
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Reviewed by Tiffany Malloy


Take out a piece of paper and a pencil. Quickly jot down all of the Christian women you’ve learned about over the years in your community of faith. Next to each name, write a couple words describing what they are known for. How many did you come up with?


I came up with 9.


Thankfully Michelle DeRusha did us all a favor and put some great research and writing into her newest book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from the Heroines of the Faith. 357 pages of research are filled with brief biographies of 50 courageous, faithful women from all walks of life who have a few things in common: loving the Lord passionately, sensitivity to His voice and obediently walking the path before them.

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And was delighted to find that they had featured a number Lousy Christian covers.  Here are a few of the best (or should I say worst?) covers featured on their website over the last few months.

If you enjoy these, you should spend awhile
perusing their site for more lousy Christian book covers and
connect with them on Facebook

Enjoy, and share these with your friends!

ALSO, if you enjoy these, be sure to check out our:
Worst Christian Book Covers of 2013
Worst Christian Book Covers of 2012


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A Brief Review of

Come To My Table: God’s Hospitality and Yours

Sue Moore Donaldson

Paperback: CreateSpace, 2013
Buy now:   [ [easyazon-link asin=”1483952010″ locale=”us”]Amazon[/easyazon-link] ]  [ [easyazon-link asin=”B005RUNVJA” locale=”us”]Kindle[/easyazon-link] ]

Reviewed by Sara Sterley


Hospitality is a loaded issue in these days of Martha Stewart, Pinterest, and a whole host of other blogs, personalities, and magazines. I love to cook and host friends at our house, but I didn’t really connect those passions to hospitality until more recently and certainly until after reading Come To My Table. I’m coming to think of hospitality as a cornerstone of our faith, and I think we need to reclaim hospitality from the lofty Pinterest ideal.

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Shane ClaiborneIn 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.


Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication.  ERB Editor Chris Smith has a new piece on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.


We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.


We launch this series with a list of classics by Shane Claiborne.

Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a Christian community in Philadelphia and author of the bestselling book [easyazon-link asin=”0310266300″ locale=”us”]The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical[/easyazon-link].
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Justin Lee -TornInviting Reconciling Conversation Across the Gay vs. Christian Divide

A Feature Review of

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate

Justin Lee

Hardback: Jericho Books, 2012.
Buy now:  [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

Reviewed by Tim Otto.

In the song “Take Your Mama” the Scissor Sisters urge their gay fans to ply mama with some cheap champagne and take her to a dance club to “show her what it’s all about.” If mama responded well to that, well, bless her. But for most evangelical LGBTQ folk who want to talk to mom, dad, and friends about being gay, another tack might be advisable.

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Thursday May 12 – Saturday May 14

Englewood Christian Church
57 N. Rural St  / Indianapolis (Near Eastside)

5000+ Books!!!
Theology / Biblical Studies / Cultural Studies
Ecology/ Gardening / History
Mostly Christian / Mostly non-fiction.

Please help us spread the word using the Facebook e-vite

Most books priced at:
Hardbacks $3 each or  2 for $5
Paperbacks  $2 each or 2 for $3
Mass market paperbacks  $1 each or 3 for $2

*** Saturday morning (11AM-1PM) –
*** Fill a bag for $8 or 2 bags for $15!!!

We’re in the process of re-arranging our bookstore space and must clear out some books!!!
Please come and help us out… Take some great books home with you at dirt cheap prices!!

Thursday May 12:  9 AM – 8PM
Friday May 13:      10 AM – 5PM
Saturday May 14:   9AM – 1PM


We are offering a free eBook version of ERB editor Chris Smith’s new book, Growing Deeper in Our Church Communities: 50 Ideas For Connection in a Disconnected Age!  This book aims to offer practical solutions that by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit may help move us away from the disconnectedness that often overshadows our lives, as churches and individuals.

[ Update 26 July 2012 – This ebook is still available for FREE but now only to people who subscribe to our free weekly email digest.
Go here to subscribe and receive your free copy… ]

We’d love any help you can give in spreading the word about this new ebook — online, but especially with others in your churches.  You can use the Facebook/Twitter links to the left, or the “Share This” button at the bottom of this post!  Thanks!

A brief preview is included below and for download, but you will have to click this button to download the full eBook (PDF format – 10MB):

CLICK HERE to Download the Intro to the ebook ]

[ About the Author ]

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We’re giving away 25 books, with the top prize valued at over $100!

Enter now:

Full details are available on the above link…
(Contest ends at Noon on Dec 31, 2008)