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This week marked the 70th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination. 

The Church has much to learn from Gandhi’s life and teachings. In remembrance, we offer this brief introductory reading guide for Christians.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)   An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth: A Critical Edition

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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…)

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The Church of Mercy

by Pope Francis

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On the anniversary of Gandhi’s death, I thought I would post my recent review of

Gandhi’s Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading
Isabel Hofmeyr

Hardback:  Oxford UP, 2013
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This review originally appeared on the Books And Culture website, and was later shared on Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish.

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Through Sunday August 4th, Amazon is running a huge sale on ebooks.


Over 500 ebooks have been marked down, with savings of up to 88%!!!


You can browse the full list here:


CLICK HERE to jump right into the Religion/Spirituality section


HOWEVER, if you don’t have the time or desire to browse the full collection, we have picked 10 essential ebooks that you should own and read:

1) Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life – Lauren Winner

2) Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church – N.T. Wright
3) Radical Integrity: The Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Michael van Dyke

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10 Recommended Kindle ebooks for $3.99 or Less!

Prices on these ebooks should not change before Feb 28, 2013.
But to be on the safe side, please refresh the Amazon page before ordering…


(NOTE: Prices listed may or may be not be valid outside the United States… Sorry!)


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1) The Maytrees: A Novel by Annie Dillard – $2.99


2) My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J. – $3.99


3) Gandhi’s Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi by Stanley Wolpert – $1.99


4) Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard – $0.99
(Recommended in Ragan Sutterfield’s recent post in our Writers on the Classics series!)
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Gandhi 1929Today marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Mohandas K. Gandhi (born 1869)…

And in commemoration, we are offering a free download of an ebook edition of his book FREEDOM’S BATTLE, which is an early outline of the (non-violent) struggle against colonialism in India.

One of the books that I’m most anticipating this spring is Gandhi’s Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading by Isabel Hofmeyr (Harvard UP, March).  Hofmeyr recently gave a talk related to the book at Harvard, which you can watch online.  And one of the works that she focuses on in the talk, Gandhi’s Indian Home Rule is also available as a free ebookRead our recent review of Gandhi and the Unspeakable by James Douglass.

*** Other Books about Gandhi

In remembrance of Gandhi’s life, we are pleased to offer this free ebook…

Download a FREE ebook of

Freedom’s Battle
by Mohandas K. Gandhi

[available in a variety of ebook formats –Kindle, epub for Nook, etc. — from Project Gutenberg ]


Those of us who follow Christ would do well to meditate on the teaching and example of our Lord, who for the joy set before him ultimately suffered and died out of love for his enemies. For Gandhi, the cross-shaped life and death of Jesus provided a formative example to follow, and the world was never the same because of it. But for those who have died with Christ and have been raised with him, we have more than an example to guide us; we have the gift of resurrection life itself. I pray that we, by the grace of God, would look more and more like our Jesus every day.

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“A Man Who Lived Like Most of Us?

A review of
Great Soul:
Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India

by Joseph Lelyveld

Review by Douglas Connelly.

GREAT SOUL - GandhiGreat Soul:
Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India

Joseph Lelyveld
Hardback: Knopf, 2011.
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Joseph Lelyveld has written a generally admiring book about Mohandas Gandhi, the man revered as the father of modern India.  But Lelyveld also works hard at removing the clouds of sainthood surrounding Gandhi and his story.  He wants his readers to see the “Great Soul” as he really was – a man of contradiction and opportunism, but also a leader of conviction and principle.

Gandhi, for example, advised the Jews in Europe to adopt a policy of nonviolent resistance to the Nazis.  He said that “a single Jew standing up and refusing to bow to Hitler’s decrees” might be enough “to melt Hitler’s heart.”  Hitler, in response, stated that he would simply have Gandhi and his supporters shot.  Yet Gandhi used the methods of nonviolent resistance to force the British overseers in India to back down from oppressive policies and ultimately to bring the British colonial rule in India to an end.

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JH Yoder: NONVIOLENCEA Review of

Nonviolence: A Brief History.
John Howard Yoder.
Hardback: Baylor UP, 2010.
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Reviewed by Chris Smith

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Over the last year, several previously unpublished works of John Howard Yoder have hit the shelves of bookstores.  The most recent in this series is a new volume from Baylor University, Nonviolence: A Brief History, which is comprised of the Warsaw lectures that he presented in Poland in May 1983.  There is much here that resembles other works by Yoder, particularly the recent books Christian Attitudes Toward War, Peace and Revolution ( Read our review )and The War of the Lamb ( Read our review ), as well as his classic work The Politics of Jesus.  In the first chapter, Yoder fleshes out the role of nonviolence in the work of Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi and also examines the influence that Tolstoy’s work had upon Gandhi.  This chapter is Yoder’s most thorough treatment of these key figures in the history of nonviolent thought.  Continue Reading…