Archives For James K.A. Smith

 

Eerdmans has just released an audiobook edition of James K.A. Smith’s important book on Charles Taylor.

 
 

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How (Not) to Be Secular:
Reading Charles Taylor
James K.A. Smith

Audiobook: Eerdmans
 

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This excellent book released
last month… 

All Things Hold Together in Christ:
A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

James K.A. Smith /
Michael Gulker, Eds.

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2018
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*** Watch for our review in our
Lent 2018 magazine issue [SUBSCRIPTION INFO]

 

This book was produced as part of the work of the Colossian Forum.
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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

  

Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation

James K.A. Smith

Read by: John Pruden
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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…)

   

Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (Cultural Liturgies)

James K.A. Smith

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Here are a some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

   

Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (Cultural Liturgies)

James K.A. Smith

Baker Academic

*** Watch several brief videos
    that introduce this book
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Our most anticipated book of this fall is ..

 

Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (Cultural Liturgies, Book 3)
James K.A. Smith

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2017
Pre-Order Now:  [ Amazon ]
 
 

The publisher has just released a series of
five brief videos that give a nice taste of the book.

We highly recommend watching these videos when you get a chance!

 

Video #1 – Awaiting the King:

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Ron Hansen, James K.A. Smith, Bob Dylan, MORE)

 

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The Last Temptation of Christ: A Novel

Nikos Kazantzakis

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Reordering Our Loves

 
A Feature Review of
 

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
James K.A. Smith

Hardback: Brazos Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by Jeff Crosby
 
 

Most of us have heard the aphorisms since childhood from parents, pastors or other well-intentioned people concerned for our welfare and trying to ensure we find a productive, healthy place in the world:

“You are what you eat.” (So be sure to eat that broccoli!)

“You are what you think.” (So be careful what books you read and songs you listen to!)

“You are what you speak.” (So be certain to control your tongue and if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!”)

Or if you grew up around a fan of the music of Frank Zappa, you might have heard: “You are what you is!” (“And that’s all it ‘tis.”)

Calvin College professor of philosophy James K.A. Smith begs to differ just a bit with our parents about eating, our pastors about thinking, our teachers about speaking, and even the inimitable Zappa about whatever esoteric truth he was articulating in his 1981 recording that still garners a cult following more than three decades later.

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I wrote brief reviews of the following books that were released this week:

by C. Christopher Smith, editor of The Englewood Review of Books
 
 
Becoming Wise:
An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippett
* * * * * (out of 5 stars)

Imagining a more meaningful and more elegant way of life.
Krista Tippett, the host of public radio’s On Being, weaves threads of her own story with sizable clips of interviews from the show to offer us a rich vision of what it might look like for us to become wise in the twenty-first century. This book is especially recommended for those who yearn for something deeper than the daily grind of consumerism in which we are all too often ensnared. Tippett helps us loosen our bonds and imagine a more meaningful and more elegant way of life.
 

You Are What You Love:
The Spiritual Power of Habit

James K.A. Smith
* * * * * (out of 5 stars)

Taking a hard look at who and what and how we love.
We are constantly being formed by the choices we make and by our day-to-day relationships. This is the central idea at the heart of You Are What You Love. Given that we are always being formed by the people and things surrounding us, Smith argues that the church community should be at the very heart of our formation as Christians. This important book challenges us to take a hard look at who and what and how we love.

 
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One of this week’s best new releases is:

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
James K.A. Smith

Hardback: Brazos Press, 2016
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The author recorded these five brief video clips as an introduction to the book…
 
 

Part 1: A Spirituality for Culture-Makers




 
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