Archives For *Excerpts*

 

The finalists in the running for the National Book Award were announced earlier this month…

[ See the full list of finalists ]

 

If you are like us, then there probably are a number of these books that you haven’t read yet.

So, we thought we’d give you excerpts from ten of them to give you a taste of their contents.
These excerpts feature books from all four categories


The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel

Karan Mahajan

Viking

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One of the best new releases of this week is
 

Consider Your Calling:
Six Questions for Discerning Your Vocation

Gordon T. Smith

Paperback: IVP Books, 2016.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

As an introduction to the book, here are the six questions that it asks (with a tiny clip for each that sheds light on what it means)

 
You’ll have to get the book for the full explanation of each question and why it is important…

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Today is the birthday of twentieth-century French philosopher Simone Weil, born 1909.

Here’s a wonderful and concise overview of why Weil’s work matters, and especially to Christians.

This is Leslie Fiedler’s introduction to Weil’s book:

Waiting For God
Simone Weil

Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

*** Other Books by Simone Weil

 

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Today is the release date for Brené Brown’s new book…

 

Rising Strong:
The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution

Hardback: Spiegel and Grau, 2015
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Here are three crucial excerpts from the book:

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#1 – The Rules of Engagement for Rising Strong:

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Excited to share this excerpt from
one of this week’s best new book releases!

The Work of Theology
Stanley Hauerwas

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2015
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Don’t miss some of our favorite online Hauerwas videos

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One of this week’s most anticipated books is the final novel from the late novelist, Kent Haruf:

Our Souls at Night: A Novel
Kent Haruf

Hardback: Knopf, 2015
Buy now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]
 

Read the opening pages of this novel:

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An excerpt from Margot Starbuck’s new book

Small Things With Great Love:
Adventures in Loving Your Neighbor.

Paperback: IVP/Likewise, 2012.
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Watch for Karen Beattie’s review of this book in our next print issue, which will be mailed next week.  Not a subscriber?  Click here to subscribe


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An excerpt from

Awaken Your Senses:
Exercises for Exploring The Wonder of God


Brent Bill and Beth Booram
Paperback:  IVP Books, 2012.
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

Watch for our review in our next quarterly print issue…



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An Excerpt from

The Cost of Community:
Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom

by Jamie Arpin-Ricci
Paperback: IVP / Likewise, 2011.
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Our latest print issue includes an interview with the author about this book… Are you a subscriber?

 

An excerpt from

Seeing Trees:
Discovering the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees
.
Nancy Ross Hugo.  Photos by Robert Llewellyn.
Hardback: Timber Press, 2011.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

CLICK HERE to read Chris Smith’s review…