Archives For Jean Vanier

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Jean Vanier, Stanley Hauerwas, Kathleen Norris, Walter Wink, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

#1:
Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness

Jean Vanier / Stanley Hauerwas

*** $4.99 ***

“This book calls us to a humanism that is tender, patient and present. Its humanism is rooted in the incarnation, for “the Word became flesh to bring people together” (Vanier), and is lived in the church, which proclaims a “politics of gentleness” (Hauerwas).”
The Christian Century

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One of our Best Books of 2018,
on a great sale now for Kindle!!!
 

We Need Each Other:
Responding to God’s Call
to Live Together

 
Jean Vanier

 

*** $1.99 ***

 
 
“Vanier introduces us to some of the disabled L’Arche residents who, for decades, have been his friends and teachers.”
– John Pattison, from our review
 

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*** The Best Ebook / Audiobook Deals
from Amazon’s monthly sale for January!

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Hauerwas, Vanier, Kathleen Norris, Richard Rohr MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(January 2019)

#1:
Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness

Stanley Hauerwas /
Jean Vanier

*** $4.99 ***

A very important book by
two of our favorite Christian thinkers

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This week we are giving away one copy of each of the books pictured above.  All twelve of these books are featured on our list of 

The Best Books of 2018 

 

We will pick FIVE winners:

  • First name picked will choose 3 books
  • Second name picked will choose 3 of the remaining books
  • Third name picked will choose 2 of the remaining books
  • Fourth name picked will choose 2 of the remaining books
  • Fifth name picked will get the 2 remaining books.

 
Thanks to the publishers who provided giveaway copies of some of these books!
 
 

Enter now for your chance to win some of these books!!!
(It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3)

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Last weekend, we hosted the annual retreat of the Nurturing Communities Network (NCN) here at Englewood Christian Church.

 

NCN is

“an informal and growing network of Christ-centered intentional communities. Older established communities connect with novice communities for the purpose of learning from each other, encouragement and growing.  This happens through visits, regional and local gatherings, meals together, and many conversations.  The hope is mutual encouragement in Jesus’ way of simplicity, justice and peace.”

 

I was inspired by this retreat to compile the following list of books that offer diverse perspectives on life in Christian intentional community. (Some of these titles are recommended on the NCN Resource list.)
 
If you are curious about Christian intentional community, I encourage you to take a look at some of these books, and the NCN website.

 

By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith

 

  

The Intentional Christian Community Handbook: For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus 

David Janzen

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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…)

  

We Need Each Other: Responding to God’s Call to Live Together 

Jean Vanier


  

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Jean Vanier, Karl Barth, Fierce Conversations, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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#1:
Happiness: A Guide to a Good Life: Aristotle for the New Century 

Jean Vanier

*** $1.99 ***

A helpful bit of philosophy
from the founder of the L’Arche communities… 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

*** Since this is a holiday week and since I was on vacation last week, this list includes titles from both last week and this week…

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness

Stanley Hauerwas / Jean Vanier

*** New, expanded edition of this classic book!!!

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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Today is the birthday of Krista Tippett, the renowned host of public radio’s On Being!

We are big fans of On being, and in honor of the occasion, we offer our list of the Top 10 episodes of the show…

Featuring John Lewis, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, David Brooks, and MORE

 

Krista Tippett’s Newest Book is:
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

 

Hope you enjoy these recordings!

#10 – Padraig O’ Tuama
Belonging Creates and Undoes Us Both

*** Padraig O’ Tuama’s book
In the Shelter

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September 10 marks the Birthday of Jean Vanier, the French philosopher, theologian, and founder of the L’Arche communities

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce Vanier’s life and work…

*** Books by Jean Vanier

God’s Dream for Humanity:

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