Archives For Theology

 

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

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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

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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!)

 

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

Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
A Spoke in the Wheel

Renate Wind 

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

John W. Matthews

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The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism

William Estep

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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.
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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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Amazon just released their monthly ebook sale for October 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 Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God

Dallas Willard

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Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

Lauren Winner

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband ‘Master’

Rachel Held Evans

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The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life

Frederick Buechner

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Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring

Henri Nouwen

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Honest, Knowledgeable Answers
to Pressing Science Queries
 
A Brief Review of 

Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs,
and Zombies: Youth Ministry
in the Age of Science
Andrew Root

Paperback: Fortress Press, 2018
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Reviewed by Leslie Starasta
 
 
Many individuals inside and outside of the church feel that science and faith are incompatible.  An oft-repeated story is that of the active youth group member who heads off to the state university only to have their Christian faith shredded by a professor.  However, these questions are bubbling to the surface at an earlier age as high school and even junior high students, particularly in our STEM-obsessed society, are faced with these issues.  Church members, parents, and church staff, particularly youth ministers, are often unprepared to face the questions young people raise and can easily fumble the question.  Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science provides a much needed and engaging resource to help with these questions.

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dallas Willard, Diana Butler Bass, Wendell Berry,  MORE )

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The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(September 2018)

 

  

#1:
Evil and the Justice of God 

N.T. Wright

*** $3.99 ***

Important book that wrestles with
one of the most pressing questions of our faith. 

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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 ]

Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons 

Rowan Williams

Eerdmans

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The Silent, Invisible Wound

 

A Review of

War and Moral Injury
Robert Emmet Meagher and Douglas A. Pryer, Eds. 

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Shaun C. Brown

 

In 2014, Robert Emmet Meagher published his book Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War (Cascade Books). Therein he begins by saying that in 2012, there were an average of thirty-three suicides per month in the military. Meagher notes that this number does not even represent the gravity of the situation, for it does not include the number of suicides among veterans of past wars, or deaths due to self-destructive behavior (e.g., drug and alcohol abuse). While the military has known of the crisis for decades, they have done little to improve the situation. In the preface, Meagher states, “Our military, any military, knows all about killing the enemy. It is what they do, and our forces do it more effectively than most. What we are painfully coming to realize, however, is that we are also especially good at killing our own, killing them ‘from the inside out,’ silently, invisibly” (xiii).

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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…)

  

He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art 

Christian Wiman

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