Archives For Theology

 

Masterfully Elucidating
the Context of Torah

 
A Feature Review of
 

The Lost World of the Torah:
Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context
John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton

 
Paperback: IVP Books, 2019
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Reviewed by Joel Wentz
 
I have vivid memories of devouring The Lost World of Genesis One, a slim paperback from an Old Testament scholar I had no previous exposure to. It felt like every page packed major insight into the nuances of Hebrew language and literary genres, the cultural context of the ancient world, and comparisons to other religious literature of the Near East. I remember repeatedly thinking, “Why hasn’t anyone ever explained this to me before?!”

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Singing and Dancing and
Living with Deep Delight
 
A Review of

Trinity:
A Story of Deep Delight

Anne Marie Mongoven, O.P.

Paperback: Columba Press, 2018
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Reviewed by Mary Paynter, O.P.
 
 
Long ago, St. Augustine wrote a long and ponderous theological study entitled De Trinitate (On the Trinity). Down the centuries ever since, other theologians have tried their hands at trying to explain what belief in the Trinity means—often in theological jargon, over the heads of most Christians. Karl Rahner, S.J., the influential twentieth-century theologian, once wryly recognized that “Christians are, in their practical lives, almost mere ‘monotheists.’”

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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…)

   


Fire by Night:
Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament

Melissa Florer-Bixler

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Amazon recently released their monthly ebook sale for April…
 
(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!
 
[ Eugene Peterson Ebooks on Sale All Month! ]

 

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

 

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:
A Year of Food Life
Barbara Kingsolver
 
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The Day the Revolution Began:
Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion
N.T. Wright
 
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How God Became King:
The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
N.T. Wright
 
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The King Jesus Gospel:
The Original Good News Revisited
Scot McKnight
 
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The Blue Parakeet:
Rethinking How You Read the Bible
Scot McKnight
 
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Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Ebook
Ursula Le Guin
 
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Eerdmans has put the five excellent books of the Conversation Series by Eugene Peterson on sale this month as Kindle Ebooks… just $3.99 each, and study guides are available for each book for 99c each!
 
 

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places:
A Conversation in Spiritual Theology
Eugene Peterson
 
*** $3.99 ***
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*** Get the Study Guide for 99c for Kindle!
 
 

Eat This Book:
A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading
Eugene Peterson
 
*** $3.99 ***
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*** Get the Study Guide for 99c for Kindle!
 
 
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An important reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus…
 

The Day the Revolution Began:
Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion
N.T. Wright

 

*** $1.99 ***

 
“N. T. Wright’s The Challenge of Jesus revolutionized my theology. As I read The Day the Revolution Began, I kept thinking that it will similarly revolutionize the understanding of a new generation of readers. It is lucid, engaging, thorough, compelling, and profoundly important.”
-Brian D. McLaren
 

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This is one of the many great books
on sale in Amazon’s
monthly sale for April:

BROWSE THE FULL SALE

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, C.S. Lewis, Paula Gooder, 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:
A Grief Observed

C.S. Lewis

*** $2.99 ***

“Lewis gives us permission to admit our own doubts, our own angers and anguishes, and to know that they are part of the soul’s growth.”
— Madeleine L’Engle
 
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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 Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in God 

Christine Aroney-Sine

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Joan Chittister, Samuel Wells, John Fea, 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:
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today 

Joan Chittister

*** $1.99 ***

“An invitation to spirituality for those who don’t think they are ‘spiritual,” … but far more than an invitation, a lengthy wisdom-filled conversation.”
– Eugene Peterson
 
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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)

 

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe 

Richard Rohr

Read by: Arthur Morey
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