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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Scot McKnight, The New Parish, N.T. Wright, MORE)

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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Scot McKnight

*** $2.99 ***

His newest book.  One of the best books of 2015!!!

NEXT EBOOK >>>>>

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Way back in June, at the Wild Goose Festival, Intervarsity Press filmed a video segment with myself and Tim Soerens, talking about our new books, and how they reinforce each other:

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Chris Smith and John Pattison

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Tim Soerens, Paul Sparks and Dwight Friesen

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Tim and I had a lot of fun filming this video, and we are delighted to share it with you here…

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easter2014-coverThe new ERB print issue has been mailed recently and is beginning to be received by our subscribers…

(Yes, this issue is very late…)

Featuring an interviews with Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen authors of The New Parish, and Jon Sweeney, author of Inventing Hell, a review of the newly released translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien, an essay by poet Tania Runyan on one of her poems, the inaugural column by Rachel Marie Stone, and reviews of new books by Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor and MORE.

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Below you will find the ERB Table of Contents for this issue,
including sample articles for you to read in full!!!

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A Feature Review of

The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community

Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, Dwight Friesen

Paperback: IVP Books, 2014
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Reviewed by Maria Drews.

“Most people are longing for a more integrated and connected life. Followers of Jesus want to be the church together in deeper ways than simply attending professionalized church programs.” – The New Parish

 

For several years I lived in intentional community with some people from my church in a low-income neighborhood, spending afternoons playing with the neighborhood kids and evenings catching up with my housemates. Together we hosted backyard movie nights and tutored kids at our apartment. We joined the neighborhood council, partnered with other local churches to feed the hungry, and stopped to listen to neighbors as we walked to the local shops and library. We joined in with our neighbors to support each other in difficult times and shared with those who needed help. But when asked, I always struggled to name what we were doing. We weren’t a ministry of our local church. We were a poor excuse for a new monastic community. And we weren’t community organizers or sent missionaries. We were a little community making a small attempt at seeking God’s reconciliation and renewal along with our neighbors and struggling to live life as Jesus taught us in our little corner of the city.

 

In their wonderful new book, The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship, and Community, authors Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, and Dwight Friesen give a name for what we were. We were part of a new parish.

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The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community
Dwight Friesen, Tim Soerens, Paul Sparks

Paperback: IVP Books, May 2014
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The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community
Dwight Friesen, Tim Soerens, Paul Sparks

Paperback: IVP Books, May 2014
Pre-order Now:   [ [easyazon-link asin=”0830841156″ locale=”us”]Amazon[/easyazon-link] ]
 
 
Here’s a blurb that I wrote for this book:
In The New Parish, Paul, Tim and Dwight offer a theologically rich vision of church life intertwined with the places we inhabit.  In stark contrast to the displacement and fragmentation that dominates our age, this important book calls us to slow down, become rooted, and experience a taste of the abundance and healing that God intends for all creation.  Church leaders take heed, the New Parish is, without question, the church of the future!
– C. Christopher Smith co-author,  SLOW CHURCH: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
Editor, The Englewood Review of Books
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