Archives For Fiction

 

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…)

   

Unsheltered: A Novel 

Barbara Kingsolver

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Audiobooks

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Here are 15 excellent audiobook deals:

 

Speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.:
The Ultimate Collection

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The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood

Rachel Held Evans

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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…)

  

The Farm 

Wendell Berry

*** READ a NY TIMES interview with Berry related to this book
  

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Amazon just released their monthly ebook sale for October 2018…
(Most ebooks in this sale are $3.99 or less!)

 

BROWSE THE FULL SALE
(Beginning with the Most Popular Titles)

*** Don’t miss the Audiobook deals below!

 

Here are 20 of the Very Best Deals
for Christian Readers from this sale… 

 

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God

Dallas Willard

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Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

Lauren Winner

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband ‘Master’

Rachel Held Evans

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The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life

Frederick Buechner

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Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring

Henri Nouwen

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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…)

  

Louisiana’s Way Home 

Kate DiCamillo

*** READ a brief interview with the author about this book
  

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Nods toward Transcendence 
 
A Feature Review of
 

Ball Lightning:
A Novel
Cixin Liu

Hardback: TOR, 2018
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Reviewed by Jacob Reynold Jones
 
 
It is only the most accomplished science fiction author who successfully networks theory and praxis, weaving a compelling narrative out of the process of science itself.

Cixin Liu’s Ball Lightning is, like much good sci-fi, a discussion of technology’s implications in war and the broader culture, as well as a reflection on the culture of science and its effects in our everyday lives. What sets this novel apart is that it is also the the story of an engineering problem and its solution–a solution that ultimately results in radical applications, with more than a smattering of theological undertones that may interest religious readers in both pantheistic and Abrahamic traditions.

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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…)

  

Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God 

Ruth Haley Barton

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The Healing Balm
Our Wounded Souls Require.
 
A Feature Review of 

Southernmost:
A Novel

Silas House

Hardback: Algonquin Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Daniel Ogle

 

It just makes sense that a book about a Pentecostal preacher begins with a flood. Since the days of Noah, floods, storms and rain that just won’t quit have served as the backdrop for all kinds of sermons from all kinds of preachers.

In Southernmost, the hauntingly beautiful and urgently necessary novel from Silas House, Asher Sharp’s life is upended by a flood, of well, Biblical proportions. The waters rage as a storm turns the river near his Tennessee home into a destructive force. In the search for a beloved dog, Asher and his son, Justin, encounter two gay men.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dallas Willard, Diana Butler Bass, Wendell Berry,  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.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

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

 

  

#1:
Evil and the Justice of God 

N.T. Wright

*** $3.99 ***

Important book that wrestles with
one of the most pressing questions of our faith. 

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Evoking a life of shalom

A Review of 

Telling the Stories Right:
Wendell Berry’s
Imagination of Port William
Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro, eds.

Paperback: Front Porch Republic 2018.
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Reviewed by Allan F. Brooke II

 

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks. These are the instructions for telling our stories right, and stories told in this way compel us to tend the splintered life of goodness that shines through the cracks of our wounded world.
– “Introduction,” Telling the Stories Right, xiv

 

Wendell Berry, respected author and essayist, is also known for his fiction, including eight novels and over fifty short stories which form an overlapping composite history of the fictional Kentucky farming community of Port William, and the “membership” of individuals and families who have lived and died there since the Civil War. The narratives need not be read in order, and the reader will find accounts of the same events from different characters (or the same characters) at different times and with different emphases. Several of the novels focus on a single character (e.g. Nathan Coulter, Jayber Crow, Hannah Coulter, Andy Catlett), and track the whole, or a part of his or her life in the community. Berry’s first novel was published in 1960 and his most recent in 2006, though he has continued to produce Port William short stories up through last year. (Consider the breadth of a life of fiction spanning from To Kill a Mockingbird to The Dog Stars.)
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