Archives For Fiction

 

Here are a few fiction new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

*** Beginnning this week we will post two lists of new book releases for each week, one fiction and one non-fiction.

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)
 

[ Last Week’s Best Fiction New Releases ]

  

In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia Series, Book 1) 

Stephen Lawhead


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Here are a few fiction new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

*** Beginnning this week we will post two lists of new book releases for each week, one fiction and one non-fiction.

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

Warlight: A novel 

Michael Ondaatje

“A Quiet New Masterpiece”
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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…)

   

Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light 

Rachel Marie Stone

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( David Brooks, Madeleine L’Engle, Scot McKnight, 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
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON’T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for April!
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

 

#1:
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

David Brooks

*** $1.99 ***

A very helpful book from one of today’s most insightful commentators.

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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…)

 

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks 

Diana Butler-Bass

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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…)

 

Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century (Word & World)

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

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The Strongest Bond
We Have in This Life
 
A Feature Review of 
 

Everything Here Is Beautiful:
A Novel
Mira T. Lee

Hardback: Pamela Dorman Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Janna Lynas

 

I remember hearing the term, “Schizophrenia” as a high school student but didn’t understand what it meant. A few years later, as a freshmen in college, I’d sit in a Psychology 101 college class reading about mental illnesses and watching videos of the person afflicted with the illness, as well as their families. I silently prayed that wouldn’t be me or anyone I knew. It seemed like torture.

Twenty years ago, no one really wanted to talk about mental illness. The diagnosed, if they were diagnosed, received drug cocktails and families were lonely. There was no one waving a banner to talk about mental illness in public or otherwise. It was quiet, except for those who were left to deal with the loss, the medications, the relapses and the questions.

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The Soul Damage of 
Fundamentalist Culture
 
A Review of
 

I Will Shout Your Name
John Matthew Fox

Paperback: Press 53, 2017
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Reviewed by C.S. Boyll

 

Using humor and tragedy, John Matthew Fox has published his first short story collection that inspects the foibles of fundamentalist culture and its soul damage.

 Fox is gentle with his characters’ psyches, although he doesn’t offer much, if any, spiritual power and solace. These believers make decisions with little awareness that Jesus will and does stick closer than a brother. I can’t deny that such outliers are among the Bride of Christ. Many readers have known at least one irritating person like “God’s Guerrilla” Randolf Hamilton. A retired missionary, Randolf still gives hellfire-infused speeches to youth groups, hooking their attention with stories about Bible-smuggling and snakebite survival.  Unfortunately, Randolf suffers from early onset Alzheimer’s. Ironically, losing his memories makes Randolf a better father and grandfather.

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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…)

  

Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Brueggemann, Tolkien, L’Engle, Buechner, 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
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON”T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale!
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

#1:
Praying the Psalms, Second Edition: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit 

Walter Brueggemann

*** $2.99 ***

Helpful book on the Psalms from one of the greatest living Old Testament scholars… 

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