We have recently made a slight change to our format and the reviews, excerpts, poems, etc. of our Midweek update will be posted to “pages” on the ERB website, and announced via social media. If you’re a “first-to-know” sort of person, you can get these updates when they first come out in one of two ways:
Otherwise, in our regular issue each Friday, we will recap the content of our midweek update. For instance, this week’s update included:
UPCOMING INDIANAPOLIS AREA EVENT…
WILL SAMSON will be leading a seminar on his book JUSTICE IN THE BURBS, at Grace Community Church in Noblesville on Saturday July 24, from 9AM-12PM.
In the suburban world of nice homes, neat lawns, and new cars, it can be easy to forget the poor and disenfranchised of our world. But we can be a force for the least of these in our county, our city and our world. Join us on Saturday, July 24 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the North Auditorium for this discussion as we move from apathy and ignorance to concern and awareness.
This is a FREE event, but registration is requested…
Go here for more info and to register:
In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors. Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain 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 bargain books on the theme
Evangelicalism, etc. (Click to learn more/purchase):
||Encyclopedia of EvangelicalismBy Randall Balmer / Westminster John Knox Press
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Evangelicalism has been one of the fastest-growing segments of Christianity in recent decades, so it’s hard to keep abreast of all the leaders, organizations, schools, and movements it has helped spawn. Thus, Balmer’s beautifully written reference is most welcome. This book is the most comprehensive resource about evangelicalism available. With nearly 3,000 separate entries, this book covers historical and contemporary theologians, preachers, laity, cultural figures, musicians, televangelists, movements, organizations, denominations, folkways, theological terms, events and more. Students, scholars, and libraries will all benefit from it.
||Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, 1730-1860By Edited by Donald M. Lewis / Hendrickson Publishers
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No other work so ambitiously paints the history of the English-speaking evangelical movement with as broad a brush! Lewis’s “who’s who” features 3,570 biographies of individuals from diverse denominational backgrounds—from Adventist to Wesleyan. Researched and written by 344 historians from around the globe, it’s a highly convenient resource. 1296 pages total, two hardcovers from Hendrickson.
||Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman CatholicismBy Mark A. Noll & Carolyn Nystrom / Baker
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Exemplifying what J.I. Packer calls “superb theological journalism,” Noll and Nystrom bring meticulous research, broad-minded historical perspective, and engaging prose to their analysis of the changing relationship between evangelicals and Catholics. Chapters include “Things Are Not the Way They Used to Be”; “Ecumenical Dialogues”; and “The Catholic Catechism.” 272 pages, hardcover from Baker.
||Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the ReformationBy J.N. Morris / Hendrickson Publishers
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Sometimes it seems as if there are almost as many different Christian churches as there are Christians. But despite widely diverse forms of worship, organizational structures, and biblical interpretations, Christianity over the last several centuries has been shaped by a number of common experiences. Arguably the most powerful and vibrant has been revivalism.
As a movement within Protestantism, revivalism is characterized by techniques of mass organization and leadership; an emphasis on repentance and conversion; and the transformation of lukewarm Christians into fervent disciples. But revival has occurred throughout Christian history and has affected all branches of the Christian Church.
Complete with intriguing illustrations and helpful bibliography, Morris’s clear and stirring account captures the restless, continually self-regenerating character of Christianity, rooted in Scripture, but lived out in real human communities.
||Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st CenturyBy Craig Detweiler / Baker Academic
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In Into the Dark, screenwriter and producer Craig Detweiler, examines forty-five 21st century films with thematic theological undertones and offers groundbreaking insight into their scriptural connections and theological applications. Using the wildly popular Internet Movie Database, Detweiler deftly dissects up-to-date productions and opens up lively discussions on anthropology, the problem of evil, sin, interconnectivity, postmodern relationships, ethics, fantasy, and communities in crisis. Notable films include Memento, The Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, United 93, Million Dollar Baby, Little Miss Sunshine and Walk the Line. Into the Dark comes highly recommended for college and seminary students in film, theology, and communications courses as well as pastors, film fans, and others interested in Christianity and the cinema.
||GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern TurnBy Carl Raschke / Baker Academic
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With the rise of the Internet and newer hi-tech innovations, digital technology has profoundly affected the world. But what role does the church play in this multi-media dominated globe? In GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn Carl Raschke tackles the subjects of globalization, postmodernism, and information technology and the underlying impact these elements have on missions and evangelism. In addition, Raschke addresses the role Christianity plays in our increasingly pluralistic world, while providing concrete strategies for confronting these challenges. In short, Raschke helps Christians understand and respond to the technological shifts of the twenty-first century. This third volume in the well-received Church and Postmodern Culture series, will appeal to scholars, students, pastors, and interested lay readers alike leaving a lasting impact on culture at large.