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One of
this week’s best new book releases is:

Insurrecto:
A Novel

Gina Apostol

Hardback: Soho Press, 2018
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This novel is also one of our
10 Fiction Books to Watch for in November

 

Listen to an NPR interview that
Gina Apostol did with Scott Simon:

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Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s news-quiz, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” has just published a new book… on running.
 

The Incomplete Book of Running
Peter Sagal 

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2018
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The 25 Best Running Books

 

Listen to an interview that Peter Sagal did about this book 
with Ari Shapiro of NPR’s All Things Considered:

 
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I’ve just finished reading this extraordinary new book, and am writing about it for our Advent magazine issue… [ SUBSCRIBE ]
 

Reader, Come Home:
The Reading Brain
in a Digital World

Maryanne Wolf

Hardback: Harper 2018
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This book is essential reading for anyone who has the privilege of introducing young people to the wonders of language, and especially those who work with children under the age of 10.
 

This public radio interview from Boston’s WBUR,
offers a superb peek at the central ideas in the book:

 
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This is a fascinating new book…
 

Make Ink:
A Forager’s Guide
to Natural Inkmaking

Jason Logan

Hardback: Abrams, 2018
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Listen to a superb NPR interview with the author…

 
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One of the most important books released this month is:
 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts
Brené Brown

Hardback: Random House, 2018.
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*** Our Intro Guide to
Brené Brown’s Work
 

 

In this interview with CBS This Morning,
Brown offers a fine, concise intro to this new book:

 
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One of this week’s best new book releases is: 
 

Seeing Jesus in East Harlem:
What Happens When Churches Show up and Stay Put
José Humphreys

 
Paperback: IVP Books, 2018
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Listen to an interview that the author did with
The Prophetic Resistance Podcast:

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Listen to this powerful interview with the author of this new book…

Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement
That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
Linda Kay Klein

Hardback: Touchstone, 2018
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Listen to Klein’s interview with NPR’s Terry Gross… 

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This new biography of Fred Rogers is one of 
this week’s best new book releases!
 

The Good Neighbor:
The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King

Hardback: Abrams, 2018.
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Listen to an interview that
Maxwell King did with NPR station WNPR

 

Read an excerpt of the book,
the story of Fred Rogers’s appearance
on The Oprah Winfrey Show:

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This fascinating and provocative new book is
one of the best new book releases of this week:

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Anand Giridharadas

Hardback: Knopf, 2018.
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A Snippet:

“A lot of well-meaning liberals — and it’s going to, it hurts to hear this — but a lot of well-meaning liberals paved the road for Trump. And they did so in two ways. First of all, by peddling a lot of pseudochange instead of actually fixing the American opportunity structure, instead of actually repairing the American dream over the last 30 to 40 years — by doing that, they allowed some of the biggest problems in this country to fester for decades and not be solved. And I think it’s very plausible that had we actually been solving those problems of trade and education and social mobility, Donald Trump would simply not have had the oxygen that his conflagration required. But they also enabled Trump in a second way, which is: They contributed to the correct intuition, across large parts of this country, that elite Americans have rigged the game for themselves.”

 

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Robert Williamson
 

Our friend Ragan Sutterfield recently had the opportunity to ask Robert Williamson a few questions about his new book:

The Forgotten Books of the Bible:
Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today
Robert Williamson, Jr.

Paperback: Fortress Press, 2018
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Turning Our Attention to the Forgotten

An Interview with Biblical Scholar Robert Williamson
Interviewed by Ragan Sutterfield

 

Few of of us read the bible in its entirety.  We like to skip around, focusing on those books that show up in our weekly lectionary readings (for Revised Common Lectionary churches) or returning to those favorite books of the Old and New Testaments.  But such reading often steers us away from some of the richest books of the biblical tradition. Thankfully, Robert Williamson helps redirect our attention and appreciation to these scriptures in his new book The Forgotten Books of the Bible: Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today
 

Ragan Sutterfield: The Bible can be overwhelming with all of the books available for our study and attention.  Why should we spend time with these “forgotten books” (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther) when few Christians have really explored the Torah or major prophetic books?

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