Archives For Theology

 

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

Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation (The Gospel and Our Culture Series) 

Michael Barram

Eerdmans

Continue Reading…

 

Breaking and Making Images
 
A Review of 
 

Image and Presence: A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia
Natalie Carnes

Paperback: Stanford UP, 2018
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ] [  Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 
 
To write words on a page, or to draw an image, is to restrict and confine. The full presence of a person, creature, or object can never be confined in this representation, and yet they are present in powerful ways in the representation. These dynamics of the specific limits of an image, and the presence that is contained in the same image, are central to Natalie Carnes’s insightful new book Image and Presence: A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia.

Continue Reading…

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Henri Nouwen, Kate Bowler, Eugene Peterson, 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.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON’T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for May! 
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

ALSO, Fortress Press is running 
a HUGE Theology Ebook Sale now!
(700+ titles for under $5 each…)

 

 

#1:
The Spiritual Life: Eight Essential Titles by Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen

*** $1.99 ***

Eight of Nouwen’s best books in one ebook! 

Continue Reading…

 

The Abundance of Wholeness, Completeness, and Fullness

A Feature Review of

Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World
Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart


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

 
Reviewed by Tamara Hill Murphy

 

Approximately a dozen years ago, my husband and I attended a conference which featured, among several stellar speakers, Eugene Peterson. We were young, newly entrenched in church ministry, and looking for some answers to our big questions. While Peterson gave his talk with his signature warmth and wisdom, it was the post-talk Q & A session that has stuck with us all these years. I don’t quite remember what the questioner asked, but it’s safe to assume it was similar to the kind of internal big questions my husband and I carried into the conference. The question hung in the air, the room of several hundred people silent, pens poised over notebooks to capture the insight of a seasoned minister. The silence lasted a moment or two as Peterson shifted in his chair, looking off toward the ceiling, and finally intoned: “I’m wary of big ideas.”

Continue Reading…

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( David Brooks, Madeleine L’Engle, Scot McKnight, 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.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON’T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for April!
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

 

#1:
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

David Brooks

*** $1.99 ***

A very helpful book from one of today’s most insightful commentators.

Continue Reading…

 

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

The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson 

Stanley Hauerwas

Eerdmans

Continue Reading…

 

A Saint for Our Times
 
A Feature Review of

Revolutionary Saint:
The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero
Michael E. Lee

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

 
Reviewed by Heather Caliri
 
 
In the weeks after Jorge Bergoglio, former archbishop of Buenos Aires, became Pope Francis, a bunch of posters featuring him went up in Buenos Aires on bus stops, phone booths and walls. Rival political parties put up the banners—all of them claiming the pope as one of their own.

Continue Reading…

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Diana Butler Bass, Pope Francis, Mark Kulansky, 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.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON”T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for April!
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

#1:
Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution 

Diana Butler Bass

*** $1.99 ***

An important book on the rootedness of our faith … 

Continue Reading…

 

This week, I’ve been revising the theology chapter of my forthcoming book on conversation, HOW THE BODY OF CHRIST TALKS (Brazos Press, 2019), and getting ready for some upcoming events that I will be doing on conversation.

 

Here’s a list of books that have played a vital role in shaping the theology of my work on conversation.

 

By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith

 

   

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission 

David Fitch

Continue Reading…

 

Enter to win a a pair of new books by Walter Brueggemann!

We’re giving away FIVE pairs of these two new books:
 

A Gospel of Hope 

Walter Brueggemann

 
Hardback: WJK Books, 2018
 
and
 

Interrupting Silence:
God’s Command to Speak Out

Walter Brueggemann

 
Paperback: WJK Books, 2018
 
 
Giveaway copies provided by the publisher… 
 
 

Enter to win a copy of these two books!

Enter now to win (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :
 
Continue Reading…