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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
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#1:
The Irresistible Revolution, Updated and Expanded: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Shane Claiborne

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The Myth of a Christian Religion: Losing Your Religion for the Beauty of a Revolution

Gregory Boyd

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In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

Carl Honore


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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Brene Brown

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The Philosophy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

DK Publishing

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Christians were never meant to be normal. We’ve always been holy troublemakers, we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of dimension that’s incompatible with the status quo; we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world becoming the way that God wants it to be. And the Kingdom of God is different from the patterns of this world.”
― Jacques Ellul, Theologian and Social Critic
who was born on this day, 1931
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Poem of the Day:
A Revolver
by Carl Sandburg,
who was born on this date, 1878
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
The Myth of A Christian Nation

By Greg Boyd
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The Wake Up Call – January 6, 2015

 

Earlier this week we announced that Zondervan had announced a huge Kindle ebook sale, hundreds of titles at 50% or more off!!!

In our first post, we picked 10 recommended titles that were on sale for $3.99 or less, from authors like Shane Claiborne and Scot McKnight. However, we’ve dug a little deeper and found another 10 books that are highly recommended (including a couple great 99c bargains from other publishers).

You can click below to browse the full sale, but we have picked ten essential titles below that will be of interest to many of our readers, from authors such as David Dark, Greg Boyd, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Lisa Sharon Harper and Margaret Feinberg.

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10 More Essential Titles from Zondervan’s Kindle Ebook Sale:

 

The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
 
** Our 2009 Book of the Year **

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By David Dark

Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey

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By Margaret Feinberg

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“There’s not a plant or flower below,
but makes Thy glories known,

And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
by order from Thy throne;

While all that borrows life from Thee
is ever in Thy care;

And everywhere that we can be,
Thou, God art present there.”
– Isaac Watts, Hymnist
born on this day in 1674

 

Poem of the Day:
Summer
by Amy Lowell

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Repenting of Religion: Turning from Judgment to the Love of God
by Greg Boyd
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The Wake Up Call – July 17, 2014

 

An Essay by Alan Jacobs on Book Culture
Written for (not surprisingly… ) BOOKS AND CULTURE

http://booksandculture.com/articles/2010/julaug/bookcultures.html

It wasn’t until after I read Ted Striphas’ book The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control that I realized that its title and subtitle are somewhat at odds with each other. As I began reading, it was the title that governed my expectations: coined by Jay David Bolter, the phrase “late age of print” is meant to be analogous to the Marxist concept of “late capitalism.” “Late” in this case suggests a highly developed, sophisticated set of structures that are beginning to fall into decadence—structures that have lost their essential motive energy and are living off capital generated long ago. With these thoughts in mind, I was expecting and hoping that Striphas would provide a kind of critical ethnography, and perhaps a diagnosis, of print culture in the past hundred years or so.

But no: the book really isn’t about print culture at all; it is rather, as the subtitle more reliably informs us, about book culture.

Read the full essay:
http://booksandculture.com/articles/2010/julaug/bookcultures.html


Greg Boyd Reviews Scott Boren’s new book
MISSIONAL SMALL GROUPS

http://www.gregboyd.org/blog/missional-small-groups-a-book-review/

After 18 years of pastoring a rather large American church, I would have to say that the second hardest challenge our leadership team has faced as we have labored to make disciples of weekend church attenders is getting people to commit to sharing life with others in a small group context. The hardest challenge, however, has been to get small groups to view themselves as distinctly kingdom communities who come together not simply to hang out or engage in an occasional Bible study, but to carry out the mission God has given us.

My friend Scott Boren, who is also the “Connecting Pastor” at Woodland Hills Church, has just published a book on this topic called Missional Small Groups: Becoming a Community That Makes a Difference in the World (Baker). Scott artfully places his assessment of the challenges facing small groups as well as his proposed solutions to these challenges in a narrative framework.

Read the full review:
http://www.gregboyd.org/blog/missional-small-groups-a-book-review/

Missional Small Groups:
Becoming a Community That Makes a Difference in the World
.
Scott Boren.
Paperback: Baker Books, 2010.
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“Overwhelmed by a sense
of  God’s presence
and breathtaking beauty

A Review of
Present Perfect:
Finding God in the Now
.
By Greg Boyd.

Reviewed by Shaun C. Brown.

Present Perfect:
Finding God in the Now
.
Greg Boyd.

Paperback: Zondervan, 2010.
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Greg Boyd - Present PerfectIn his new book, Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now, pastor and theologian Gregory Boyd advocates what he calls, “the most important discipline that you could ever practice” (10).  Drawing upon two monks from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Brother Lawrence and Jean-Pierre de Caussade, as well as a twentieth century evangelical missionary and literacy advocate, Frank Laubach, Boyd defends the need for Christians to practice the presence of God.

To illustrate the need of Christians to be aware of God’s presence, Boyd tells a story of a time he went on a run through the woods to train for an ultra-marathon.  While Boyd ran, his mind focused on the upcoming race and his performance in it.  A few hours into his run, he noticed a cricket chirping.  Boyd then noticed more and more crickets, and then some frogs, bees, and birds.  Boyd then noticed the beauty of the scenery around him and the fragrances.  Boyd says:

The moment felt sacred.  I felt I was waking up to God’s presence permeating all things and reflecting in all things.  It seemed I was, for the first time, waking up to the way the world is supposed to be experienced—the way it really is.  Overwhelmed by this sense of  God’s presence and breathtaking beauty, I began to weep (13).

Boyd uses this story to illustrate how many Christians go through life seemingly unaware of God’s presence around them.  Boyd calls on them to awaken to the “reality . . . that God is present in . . . every moment” (15).

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