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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…)



Love over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, and Healing Our Polarized World

Dan White, Jr.

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The Doctor Is In

A review of

Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It
David Zahl

Hardback: Fortress Press, 2019
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Reviewed by Aarik Danielsen
 

David Zahl isn’t a doctor. He doesn’t play one on TV. But in Seculosity, he addresses what ails us with keen diagnostic skills and a winsome bedside manner.

Based on his latest book, were Zahl a physician, his treatment would not only include a thorough battery of tests, but would involve sharing his own medical history, easing the patient’s stress and shame through a mixture of self-deprecating laughter, insight and a vision for a healthier future.

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A Lifelong Patience and Courage

A Feature Review of

The Time Is Now:
A Call to Uncommon Courage

Joan Chittister

Hardcover: Convergent Books, 2019
Buy now:
[ Amazon ] [ Kindle ] [ Audible ]

Reviewed by Erin F. Wasinger

Joan Chittister is en fuego.

The Benedictine sister and social justice advocate has just released The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage—and it’s what the impatient among us need right now. We’re living in the days when “dumpster fire” has been used so often in the media that Oxford added it to its dictionary. Government’s broken; violence at schools is terrifying. Wars, famine, border controversies … on and on. Everything seems to be toxic. Everything.

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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…)

   



Women Talking:
A Novel

Miriam Toews

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No One at the Wheel:
Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future

Samuel Schwartz

Hardback: PublicAffairs, 2018
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Listen to a great interview with Samuel Schwartz 
from NPR’s Fresh Air:

 
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As always, prices and availability are subject to change without notice…
 

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Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

<<<<< Best New Audiobooks
– Sept. 2018

 

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Brené Brown

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Sunday September 30 is the birthday of Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of greatest nonfiction writers of our day!

 Whether you love or loathe his work, it’s hard to argue that he is one of the most thought-provoking essayists writing today. 

His atheistic naturalism, for instance, challenges us as Christians to take the Incarnation, and our bodies, more seriously.

In honor of his birthday, we offer the following list of eight of Coates’s finest essays from THE ATLANTIC!

 

Letter to My Son

An excerpt from [easyazon_link identifier=”0812993543″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Between the World and Me[/easyazon_link]
Published: July 4. 2015

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A Review of (and Response to)

Learning To Speak God From Scratch:
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing—and How We Can Revive Them.

Jonathan Merritt

Paperback: Convergent, 2018
Buy Now:
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Reviewed by Chris Schumerth

Who among us hasn’t had the experience of uttering, or perhaps hearing, words and phrases that are expected, so much so that they begin to lose their meaning? And then once the meanings are lost on us, and once the fad has run its course, might we just let the words slip right out of our vocabulary altogether? This is the phenomenon Jonathan Merritt takes on his new book, Learning To Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing—and How We Can Revive Them.

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We’re giving away FIVE Advance copies of:

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
O. Alan Noble

IVP Books, July 2018

 

Enter to win a copy of this book!

Enter now to win (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :
 
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