Archives For Theology

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( N.T. Wright, Lauren Winner, Peter Enns 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!!! 
(November 2018)

 

 

#1:
Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good[

N.T. Wright

*** $1.99 ***

 

Powerful meditation by Wright
on the nature of the gospel!

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Get these excellent print books by women authors for under $6 each!

CBD does not offer free shipping, but their standard shipping is only $3.99 for orders under $20, so you could get a bunch of sale books for that one S/H fee. [ See All Shipping Rates ]

As always, prices and availability are subject to change without notice…

Looking for more books to round out your order?
Browse Theology Bargains Under $5!

 

Is It a Lost Cause?
Having the Heart of God for the Church’s Children

By Marva Dawn
 
*** $3.49 ***

 

How can we help the church’s children not to make the same choices as the children of the dominant culture around them concerning their sexuality, their use of money and time, their attitudes toward work and life? Is it still possible in our post-Christian, post-modern society to raise children with Christian faith and moral character? In this sensitive and astute work, Marva Dawn insists that forming genuinely Christian children is NOT a lost cause if congregations, pastors, and parents wake up to the present crisis of a society at odds with the gospel and to the crucial need for deliberate formative efforts and intensive discipleship in home and church.
 

To Walk and Not Faint:
A Month of Meditations of Isaiah 40

By Marva Dawn
 
*** $2.99 ***

 

Completely revised more than fifteen years after its first printing, To Walk and Not Faint is Dawn’s popular first book. Her devotional reflections examine the fortieth chapter of Isaiah as it deals with many of the critical issues of daily life. Dawn’s meticulous study opens up each verse of Isaiah 40 to challenge us with significant insights for faith and profound motivation for growth in discipleship. Each reading includes questions for further reflection.
 
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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…)

    

The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology 

Michael Goheen

 

*** READ an excerpt from this book

 

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Amazon just released their monthly ebook sale for November 2018…
(Most ebooks in this sale are $3.99 or less!)

 

BROWSE THE FULL SALE
(Beginning with the Most Popular Titles)

*** Don’t miss the Audiobook deals below!

 

Here are 20 of the Very Best Deals
for Christian Readers from this sale… 

 

The Space Trilogy, Omnibus: Three Science Fiction Classics in One Ebook

C.S. Lewis

*** $1.99 ***

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Turn My Mourning into Dancing: Finding Hope in Hard Times

Henri Nouwen

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The Mind of the Maker: The Expression of Faith through Creativity and Art

Dorothy Sayers

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Jesus: A Theography

Leonard Sweet/
Frank Viola

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Ecclesiastes (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary )

Peter Enns

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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
– Sept. 2018

 

 

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

Brené Brown

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Get these excellent print books for under $5 each!!!

CBD does not offer free shipping, but their standard shipping is only $3.99 for orders under $20, so you could get a bunch of sale books for that one S/H fee.
See All Shipping Rates ]

As always, prices and availability are subject to change without notice…

Looking for more books to round out your order?
Browse Theology Bargains Under $5!

 

018121: Through a Screen Darkly: 
Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth, and Evil in the MoviesThrough a Screen Darkly:
Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth, and Evil in the Movies

By Jeffrey Overstreet
*** 49c ***

 
 

Embark on a journey of contemporary film and discover reflections of God where you least expect them! From a desert in Mongolia to a galaxy far, far away, Christian media critic Overstreet explores more than 200 movies to reveal how different characters, worldviews, and experiences offer glimpses of a larger truth. 351 pages, softcover from Regal.

 

292463: The Dude Abides The Dude Abides
By Cathleen Falsani
*** 49c ***

 
 

Whether you’ve seen all 14 of their movies or only a few, you know that Joel and Ethan Cohen are some of the best filmmakers in the industry. Cathleen Falsani explores the deeper truths in each of the Coen brothers’ films in The Dude Abides, and shows that there is truly no facet of human behavior the Coen brothers are afraid to tackle. Ranging from iconoclastic comedies such as Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski to the unblinking treatise on the nature of evil in No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers have created moral universes in which some of life’s most essential questions are asked-if not always answered. Ultimately, Falsani brings the reader into a new admiration for these bizarre, always clever, and unmistakably though-provoking filmmakers and the social commentary the bring to big screen.

 

864611: Rowan&amp;quot;s Rule: 
The Biography of the Archbishop of CanterburyRowan’s Rule:
The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury

By Rupert Shortt
*** 59c ***

 
 

One of the most controversial religious figures in centuries, Rowan Williams is also an admired figure who often “towers intellectually” over almost all his peers. As the Archbishop of Canterbury spearheaded the movement to liberalize the Anglican Church, and his remarks became so controversial he resigned in 2008. The personal portrait, by reporter Rupert Shortt, tells the life story of this complex, and at times, misunderstood man. Timely, and insightful, this book will shed light on the struggles surrounding Anglicanism, and one of its most controversial figures.

 
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( N.T Wright, Madeleine L’Engle, Bob Goff,  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!!! 
(October 2018)

 

 

#1:
Lent for Everyone: Luke, Year C: A Daily Devotional 

N.T. Wright

*** $1.99 ***

Buy this superb ebook now,
and read it during the upcoming Lenten season.

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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 ]

The Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin 

Lauren Winner

Yale UP

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Eerdmans just released their monthly  theology ebook sale for October 2018… Bonhoeffer, Anabaptists, History of Biblical Interpretation, Calvin, MORE
(Most ebooks in this sale are $3.99 or less!)

 

BROWSE THE FULL SALE

 

Here are 12 of the Very Best Deals
from this sale… 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
A Spoke in the Wheel

Renate Wind 

*** $1.99 ***

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Anxious Souls Will Ask…: The Christ-Centered Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

John W. Matthews

*** 99c ***

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The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism

William Estep

*** $2.99 ***

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What it Means to be a Person
(Rather than an Individual)

 
A Feature Review of

Being Human:
Bodies, Minds, Persons
Rowan Williams

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2018.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  

 
Reviewed by Rob O’Lynn
 
 

*** Our Video Intro to 
Rowan Williams’ work

 

Being Human is a collection of five essays that focus on various aspects of theological anthropology that were given over a period of four years.  A brief introduction begins the volume, in which Williams notes that this “unintended trilogy” has been “less about the basics of Christian belief and behaviour and more about the sort of questions in our culture that make us wonder what ‘real’ humanity is like and whether our most central ideas about what is human are under threat in this environment” (vii).  Williams’ argument specifically in Being Human is that answering the question of what defines a human is now more complicated than ever.  “No need to panic,” Williams notes, because “we do need more clarity than our culture usually gives us as to what we think is ‘more’ human” (vii).  The volume seeks to be somewhat apologetic, although in a more philosophical sense, in that “sources of contemporary confusion” regarding what it means to be human will be addressed so that the reader can find herself more “in alignment with the grace and joy of what is ultimately true—with God and with the will of God, as Christians would say” (vii).  In short, Williams seeks to examine some of the different pressures that are pressed upon the human in order to determine how these pressures shape us into or distort us out of the will of God.

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