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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( David Dark, Mandy Smith, Michael Pollan, Len Sweet,  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.


Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(October 2018)



Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious 

David Dark

*** $4.99 ***

A poignant mediation on what it means to be religious
(or non-religious)

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101-TransformativeBooks- SMALLThe BRAND NEW ebook:

101 Transformative Books
For Churches to Read & Discuss

by ERB Editor Chris Smith

is now available.


This ebook is a companion to Chris’s new book Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish. (Read an excerpt of RFTCG)  It is available for FREE download to readers who subscribe to our email digest.

Working under the convictions that 1) God is reconciling all things (cf. Col 1:15-20), and 2) that God’s reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel to which our churches bear witness, I want to encourage churches to read broadly and to create spaces in which they can discuss together what they are reading.  This annotated list of 101 books reflects the broadness of the life and work into which we have been called as God’s people.

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Today HarperChristian (which includes Zondervan and Thomas Nelson) launches their holiday ebook sale!

Over 100 ebooks on sale now! The sale runs through January 4, 2016…
Browse the sale:

Here are a few of our favorite books in the sale:

Searching for Sunday:
Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church


Rachel Held Evans
(her newest book)


*** $2.99 ***


Buy now ]

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Here are 5 Free Ebooks for Kindle that are worth checking out:

These were taken from Amazon’s Kindle Bestsellers List.

For most of these, I have no idea when (or if) the book will cease to be free…

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If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

By Alister McGrath

What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? If you could, the result would be Dr. Alister McGrath’s provocative and perceptive book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis. Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks.

What makes Lewis a good dialogue partner is that his mind traveled through a wide and varied terrain: from atheism of his early life to his conversion later in life; from his rational skepticism to his appreciation of value of human desires and imagination; from his role as a Christian apologist during World War II to his growth as a celebrated author of classic children’s literature. The questions Lewis pondered persist today: Does life have meaning? Does God exist? Can reason and imagination be reconciled? Why does God allow suffering?

*** FREE Through Saturday Nov. 8

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I don’t know how long all of these ebooks will be on sale,
but for the time being they are a great deal, with prices starting at 99c!

Frederick Buechner (Pastor and Novelist)

 The Longing for Home: Reflections at Midlife
Only 99c!!!


On the Road with the Archangel: A Novel
Only 99c!!!


The Son of Laughter: A Novel

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We aren’t big advocates of Black Friday madness, but these deals on Kindle ebooks will provide great reading for your and your friends in the coming year.

Stay home today and download a classic or two…

UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 1, Prices listed here are still valid…
(A couple of these are still on sale, but prices have been tweaked)


Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling 

By Andy Crouch  –  $2.99
IVP Books

[Read an interview with Andy about this book ]

Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided “culture wars.” But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making.


The Fault in Our Stars: A Novel

By John Green  – $2.99

“In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has created a soulful novel that tackles big subjects–life, death, love–with the perfect blend of levity and heart-swelling emotion. Hazel is sixteen, with terminal cancer, when she meets Augustus at her kids-with-cancer support group. The two are kindred spirits, sharing an irreverent sense of humor and immense charm, and watching them fall in love even as they face universal questions of the human condition–How will I be remembered? Does my life, and will my death, have meaning?–has a raw honesty that is deeply moving.”  –


The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited

By Scot McKnight – $1.99

Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This book makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh. The book stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture.


A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L’Engle – $1.79

Winner of the 1963 Newbery Award

Everyone in town thinks Meg is volatile and dull-witted and that her younger brother Charles Wallace is dumb. People are also saying that their father has run off and left their brilliant scientist mother. Spurred on by these rumors, Meg and Charles Wallace, along with their new friend Calvin, embark on a perilous quest through space to find their father. In doing so they must travel behind the shadow of an evil power that is darkening the cosmos, one planet at a time.

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10 Recommended Bargain Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!



Prices on these ebooks should not change before June 30, 2013.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…


(NOTE: Prices listed may or may be not be valid outside the United States… Sorry!)


If you find one or more books to buy here, please share this list with a friend…



1) We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness by Alice Walker – $3.99


2) Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky- FREE!


3) The Virtue of Dialogue: Conversation as a Hopeful Practice of Church Communities by ERB Editor, Chris Smith – $2.99


4) Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut – $2.99

5) Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut – $2.99

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10 Recommended Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!

Prices on these ebooks should not change before Sept. 30, 2012.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…

If you find one or more books to buy here, please share this list with a friend!


1) Who Is My Enemy?: Questions American Christians Must Face about Islam–and Themselves by Lee Camp – $3.99
[ A 2011 Englewood Honor Book! Read our review ]


2) The Sirens of Titan: A Science Fiction Novel by Kurt Vonnegut – $2.99


3) Christians and the Common Good: How Faith Intersects with Public Life by Charles Gutenson- $2.99


4) Gotham Writers Workshop: Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide From New York’s Acclaimed Writing School – $2.99


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10 Recommended Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!

Prices on these ebooks should not change before July 31, 2012.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…

BONUS: Albert Borgmann’s Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology – $3.99

1) The Essential G. K. Chesterton Collection (400+ works) $0.99

2) We Are All Weird by Seth Godin $2.99

3) The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at Home in Montana
by Rick Bass – $3.99

4) Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History
by Diana Wells- $1.99

5) The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions
by Michael Mainelli and Ian Harris – $3.99

More titles after the jump…

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In our continuing effort to fund the work of The Englewood Review, we offer you the opportunity to buy bargain theology books from CBD that we think of are interest.

Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.

This week’s Bargains:

231217: Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church

By Walter Brueggemann / Westminster John Knox Press

$5.99 – Save 70%!!!

What role should the church play in the world today? This is the question esteemed theologian Walter Brueggeman strives to answer in his work Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church. His most recent collection of essays calls the church to “set itself in tension with the rest of the world.” Instead of drawing inward, Brueggemann asks the church to publicly choose a different way—to “courageously defy political polarization, consumerism, and militarism.” By demonstrating a different way, the church can lead the world forward “and adversaries can be turned to allies and to friends.”Brueggeman is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.

829541DA: Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories & Prayers - Slightly Imperfect Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories & Prayers – Slightly Imperfect

By Eugene H. Peterson / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / Hardback

$6.99 – Save 71%!!!

2009 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit in Spirituality

Just as God used words both to create the world and to give us commandments, we too use words for many different purposes. In fact, we use the same language to talk to each other and to talk to God. Can our everyday speech, then, be just as important as the words and prayers we hear from the pulpit? Eugene Peterson unequivocally says “Yes!”

Tell It Slant explores how Jesus used language—he was earthy, not abstract; metaphorical, not dogmatic. His was not a direct language of information or instruction but an indirect, oblique language requiring a participating imagination—“slant” language. In order to witness and teach accurately in Jesus’ name, then, it is important for us to use language the way he did.

027373DA: Creed Without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers Creed Without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers

By Laura K. Simmons / Baker

$5.99 – Save 75%!!!

This elegant and accessible book takes an in-depth look at the life and thought of the brilliant, yet little-known theologian, Dorothy L. Sayers. Author Laura K. Simmons examines Sayers’s thoughts on topics ranging from the incarnation and the Trinity to work ethics and the arts. Simmons does great justice to a woman whose goal was to avoid Christian “slip-slop and fiddle-faddle,” and in doing so, introduces the modern church to a brilliant thinker.

432682: Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks

By Jon M. Sweeney / Brazos Press

$2.99 – Save 77%!!!

“We can show you how to be quiet, how to listen, but only God can show you the other stuff,” Father Ambrose told Jon Sweeney long ago. “What stuff?” he replied. “You.”This is just one of the many conversations Sweeney shares in Cloister Talks-a series of glimpses into his decades-long friendships with Cistercian and Benedictine monks in various monasteries across the country. The contemplative way embodied by these communal brothers has been the single greatest source of guidance in Sweeney’s journey of faith. Here he shares with poignant honesty the wisdom and insight for everyday living he has gained along the way.

Sweeney’s conversations with monks engage various universal areas of life, including life, death, love, work, play, and spirituality. Readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of this ancient way of Christianity-a much needed antidote to the hurry of contemporary life. The monastics who populate these pages have spent a combined century and a half in their sacred vocation. They hold the keys to many of the things we all yearn for: stillness, solitude, simplicity, contemplation, and clarity of purpose.

226180: The Richness of Augustine: His Contextual and Pastoral Theology The Richness of Augustine: His Contextual and Pastoral Theology

By Mark Ellingsen / Westminster John Knox Press

$7.99 – Save 73%!!!

In an inclusive reading of Augustine, Ellingsen reveals a patterned conceptual richness in Augustine’s thought. He demonstrates that the Augustinian traditions claimed by the Catholic church, the Presbyterian church, and virtually every Protestant denomination all have validity. The Richness of Augustine is a wonderful introduction and a rich ecumenical and historical resource. It is the first introduction that places in focus the significance of Augustine’s African cultural and ethnic roots.