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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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An excerpt from

Awaken Your Senses:
Exercises for Exploring The Wonder of God

Brent Bill and Beth Booram
Paperback:  IVP Books, 2012.
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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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An excerpt from

Seeing Trees:
Discovering the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees
Nancy Ross Hugo.  Photos by Robert Llewellyn.
Hardback: Timber Press, 2011.
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An excerpt from

Making Healthy Places:
Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability.

Dannenberg, Jackson and Frumkin, eds.
Paperback: Island Press, 2011.
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“Aesthetics and Social Transformation”

An Excerpt from

Poetic Theology:
God and the Poetics of Everyday Life
William Dyrness.
Paperback: Eerdmans, 2011.
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An excerpt from

Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel.
Geraldine Brooks.
Hardback: Viking Books, 2011.
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An excerpt from

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist:
Unlocking the Secrets of The Last Supper
Brant Pitre.
Hardback: Doubleday Religion, 2011.
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In anticipation of the upcoming conference on the church and immigration, No Longer Strangers, that we will be hosting, with Danny Carroll as our speaker,  here is an excerpt of his book:

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Christians at the Border:
Immigration, the Church and the Bible
Daniel Carroll R.
Paperback: Baker, 2008.
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The NY Times recently published an excerpt of

The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Gabrielle Hamilton
Hardback: Random House, 2011.

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I was not looking to open a restaurant. That was never on my mind.  I was just dashing out to park the car one spring morning, when I ran into my neighbor Eric, a guy I knew only peripherally from years of living on the same block. I didn’t even know his last name, but we often saw each other during that hectic morning ritual of alternate side parking that New Yorkers, or at least East Villagers, seem to barely accomplish in time to beat the meter maid. It’s a twice a week early morning ritual, Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays, depending on which side of the street you’re on, in which everyone on the block with a car comes rushing out of their building to move their machines, still wearing their pajamas and with pillow creases still marking their faces.

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