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Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates
*** $5.99 ***

This 2015 National Book Award winner
is essential reading!

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 4:
Pages 40-52

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 3:
Pages 26-39

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 2:
Pages 14-25

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Prev. Conversation: Part 1

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)
 

Part 1:
Pages 1-13

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

Next Conversation: Part 2

(Coming later this week…)
 
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Announcing our April 2016 Book of the Month…
A classic book by Jean Vanier.

We invite you into a conversation about the book and its themes.
 

From Brokenness to Community

Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

The Kindle edition of this book
is only $3.49!!!

We will start reading through the book next week…

 

But in the meantime:

  1. Order a copy of the book for yourself
  2.  

  3. Find a few others in your church, neighborhood, or city who will read along with you
  4.  

  5. Read the following excerpt of the book:

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Becoming a Healing Community
An Interview with Jen Hatmaker

By C. Christopher Smith

 
ERB editor Chris Smith recently had the opportunity to chat on the phone with Jen Hatmaker about her new book, which arrives in bookstores next Tuesday:

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

Nelson Books, 2015. Buy now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 

ERB: I read your book last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was particularly intrigued by the central theme of grace. Why is the message of grace so important and so timely today? Why is it worth, as you say, fighting for?

JH: I just turned 41, and am likely halfway done with my life, more or less. What I see at this point is that everyone is doing their best. When I was in my twenties, I knew everything. I had all the right answers. Now I see that we are all trying hard. We are doing the best that we can. We are loving our people, and trying to use our gifts.
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How Calvin and Hobbes Taught Me How to Read,
or, 5 Reasons You Should Read with a Friend

By Joe Krall

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At Wednesday night Bible study, I could count on two things: hearing the Scriptures taught, and reading Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat or Something Under the Bed is Drooling or some other volume from the Calvin and Hobbes canon.

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Trust and Mutual Giving.

A review of

Geneva Two: A Parable of Christian Calling and Community
Russell Smith

Paperback: CreateSpace, 2014
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

Reviewed by Kevin Wildman

 

There were two factors that fueled my interest in Geneva Two, by Russell B. Smith; 1) it is fiction, 2) it is about Christian community, specifically an intentional community. I was very excited to read this book until I read the introduction, after reading the introduction all enthusiasm was lost. The disappointment was due in part to explanation in the author’s introduction that this work is written from the perspective of Hatcher Christolphson, a journalist interviewing the various members of the Geneva Two community. I was convinced that a book consisting simply of a series of interviews was going to be incredibly tedious.
 
Two days later I set out to read the Hatcher’s introduction. Quickly, I completed the introduction and first two-interviews. The next morning having a little free time I read a little more, and from there the momentum steamrolled. Throughout the day every chance I got I was reading Geneva Two, only to completely finish the entire book that night.

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Learning to Live with Others

A Review of

Two Recent Books by John Howard Yoder:

Revolutionary Christian Citizenship
Paperback: Herald Press, 2013.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

 

Real Christian Fellowship
Paperback: Herald Press, 2014
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

Reviewed by Justin Bronson Barringer
 

A friend once told me he loved reading John Howard Yoder’s work because Yoder is a master of systematically building a careful argument, but often the complexity of his writing makes his work inaccessible to laypeople. I, for one, am convinced that even the best theology is worth little if it cannot find its way into the hearts and minds of God’s people.

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