Archives For Gifts

 

The rampant consumerism of the Christmas season is a deep challenge for Christians…

But many of us still want to give gifts,
and what better to give than books,
especially beautiful ones!

 

So here are our picks for 10 of the most beautiful books of the year, that include books fit for a wide range of readers:

( PLUS, one bonus classic, that is worth giving in any year…)

 

#1 Wise Trees
By Diane Cook / Len Jenshel
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Advent Gift Ideas

November 23, 2011 — 2 Comments

 

Although we adamantly believe that the consumerism of the Christmas season is way out of control, we aren’t opposed to the giving of thoughtful gifts, particularly books.  Here are a few ideas for the readers among your friends and family.  Skip Black Friday and order some meaningful book-related gifts (and help support the ERB in the process…)

1) The Englewood Review of Books Print Edition

Gift the ERB print edition this Christmas! Share our print edition with your friends, family, pastor and even your church library!
And for a limited time 1year subscriptions are $16.95 and 2year subscriptions are $32.
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2) Some of our Best Books of 2011…
Here are some of the books from our Best Books of 2011 list.
( The full list will be out soon in our Advent print issue, which is now at the printer.)


3) Amazon Kindle (Kindle Fire, etc.)
The Kindle is a great gift for the reader on your gift list.  And now there are many options to suit a wide range of readers and budgets.  If you plan to give a Kindle this Christmas, we’d love if you would use the following links…

[ Kindle Fire – $199 ] [ Kindle Touch 3G – $149 ]  [ Basic Kindle – $79 ]




 

“What is Enough”
Maureen Doallas

(from the new collection:
Neruda’s Memoirs: Poems by Maureen Doallas,
from TS Poetry Press)

Blessed are they who are thankful,
for they show us what is enough.

Legs twig-thinned, toes splayed,
you balance crumbed morsel
nit-picked ground to beak

and wait on
no more

blessing with skittered trillings
the handout
of a hand out.

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Wishing you and yours peace in this Advent season and throughout 2011

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Thirteen excellent books that would make great Christmas gifts!

And buying them from CBD through this page will help support the work of the Englewood Review of Books!

NOTE: This is not our “Best Books of 2010” list, which will be published later this month.

234294: God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer, compiled by Jana Riess / Westminster John Knox Press

Scroll up to read our review…

256232: The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove / Paraclete Press

Our Best Book of the First Half of 2010!!!

Read our review

326199: Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

By Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove & Enuma Okoro / Zondervan

Read our review from our first print issue… (PDF)

235161: Journey to the Common Good Journey to the Common Good

By Walter Brueggemann / Westminster John Knox Press

On our list of Best Books from the First Half of 2010!!!

Read our review

865465: Building Cultures of Trust Building Cultures of Trust

By Martin E. Marty / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Read our review

062003: The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time

By Judith Shulevitz / Random House, Inc

On our list of Best Books from the First Half of 2010!!!

Read our review

836321: The Story of God, the Story of Us: Getting Lost & Found in the Bible The Story of God, the Story of Us: Getting Lost & Found in the Bible

By Sean Gladding / IVP Books

Read our review

236540: Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You"ve Been Taught about God"s Wrath and Judgment Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about God’s Wrath and Judgment

By Sharon L. Baker / Westminster John Knox Press

Read our review

286189: The Sacredness of Questioning Everything The Sacredness of Questioning Everything

By David Dark

Our Best Book of 2009.

Read our review and download a free copy of the full audiobook!!!

484384: Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer"s Life Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life

By Kathleen Norris / Riverhead

Our Best Book of 2008!

Now available in paperback…

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6487X: Hannah"s Child: A Theologian"s Memoir Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir

By Stanley Hauerwas / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

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837025: Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

By Adam S. McHugh / IVP Books

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Thirteen excellent books that would make great Christmas gifts!

And buying them from CBD through this page will help support the work of the Englewood Review of Books!

NOTE: This is not our “Best Books of 2010” list, which will be published later this month.

234294: God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer, compiled by Jana Riess / Westminster John Knox Press

Scroll up to read our review…

256232: The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove / Paraclete Press

Our Best Book of the First Half of 2010!!!

Read our review

326199: Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

By Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove & Enuma Okoro / Zondervan

Read our review from our first print issue…  (PDF)

235161: Journey to the Common Good Journey to the Common Good

By Walter Brueggemann / Westminster John Knox Press

On our list of  Best Books from the First Half of 2010!!!

Read our review

865465: Building Cultures of Trust Building Cultures of Trust

By Martin E. Marty / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Read our review

062003: The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time

By Judith Shulevitz / Random House, Inc

On our list of  Best Books from the First Half of 2010!!!

Read our review

836321: The Story of God, the Story of Us: Getting Lost & Found in the Bible The Story of God, the Story of Us: Getting Lost & Found in the Bible

By Sean Gladding / IVP Books

Read our review

236540: Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You"ve Been Taught about God"s Wrath and Judgment Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about God’s Wrath and Judgment

By Sharon L. Baker / Westminster John Knox Press

Read our review

286189: The Sacredness of Questioning Everything The Sacredness of Questioning Everything

By David Dark

Our Best Book of 2009.

Read our review and download a free copy of the full audiobook!!!

484384: Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer"s Life Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life

By Kathleen Norris / Riverhead

Our Best Book of 2008!

Now available in paperback…

Read our review

6487X: Hannah"s Child: A Theologian"s Memoir Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir

By Stanley Hauerwas / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Read our review

448179: That Distant Land - Unabridged Audiobook on CD That Distant Land – Unabridged Audiobook on CD

By Wendell Berry / christianaudio Fiction

Read our review

837025: Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

By Adam S. McHugh / IVP Books

Read our review

Our 2009 Advent Gift Guide.

December 1, 2009

 

As much as we despise the escalating consumerism of Christmas, we do value remembering God’s gift of the Incarnation by the reasonable giving of meaningful gifts… and no gift is more meaningful and edifying than a well-chosen book!

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