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Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!

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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)

<<<<< Best New Audiobooks
– Nov. 2018

  

On Reading Well:
Finding the Good Life through Great Books

Karen Swallow Prior

Read by: Lisa Larsen
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Alan Jacobs, Madeleine L’Engle, Howard Thurman, 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!!! 
(December 2018)

#1:
How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

Alan Jacobs

*** $1.99 ***

A really important book, and
one of our Best Books of 2017!!!

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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

[ Last Month’s Theology Book List ]

 

Christ the Heart of Creation 

Rowan Williams

Bloomsbury

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The 2018 National Book Award winners
were announced last night!

Learn more about the five winning books…

 

[ FICTION ]  [ NONFICTION ]  [ POETRY ]
[ YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIT ]  [ TRANSLATIONS ]

 

FICTION WINNER:

The Friend:
A Novel

Sigrid Nunez

Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
Buy Now:
Amazon ]  [ Kindle ] [ Audible ]

 
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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…)

    

Mindful Silence:
The Heart of Christian Contemplation
 

Phileena Heuertz

 

*** WATCH the trailer video for this book

 

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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An excellent book that released last week…
 

Church Forsaken:
Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods
Jonathan Brooks

Paperback: IVP Books, 2018
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

Watch for our interview
with Jonathan Brooks
in our Advent 2018 magazine issue

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Watch the trailer video for this book…

 
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With the disappearance and apparent death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi leading the news this week, Saudi Arabia has been in the hot seat.
 
Here are five recent books that are essential for understanding the Saudis, one of the wealthiest and most mysterious nations on the globe:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include an interview or shorter piece by the author that introduces the book’s central ideas…)

    

On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines–and Future

Karen Elliott House

*** WATCH a brief interview with the author

With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and extensive interviews, she navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the sometimes contradictory nature of the nation that is simultaneously a final bulwark against revolution in the Middle East and a wellspring of Islamic terrorists.

Saudi Arabia finds itself threatened by fissures and forces on all sides, and On Saudi Arabia explores in depth what this portends for the country’s future—and our own.  

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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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…)

   

Unsheltered: A Novel 

Barbara Kingsolver

*** READ a review of this novel from USA TODAY
  

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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…)

  

Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God 

Ruth Haley Barton

*** WATCH a trailer video for this book
  

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Fall 2018 Books Preview!

August 30, 2018

 

With the Labor Day weekend upon us, here are the 25 new books that we are most eager to read this fall…

Thanks to our Contributing Editor John Wilson for some of these recommendations!

[ Theology ] [ Fiction ] [ Gen. Nonfiction ]  [ Literary ]
[ Place ]   [ Poetry / Young Readers ]

THEOLOGY:

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