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Saturday, June 16, is the birthday of John Perkins, Civil Rights activist and founder of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)… 

 

In honor of his birthday, here are seven videos which serve as a fine introduction to his life and work… 

 

My Story:

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Today is the birthday of Richard Foster, the noted author and teacher on spiritual disciplines…

In honor of the occasion, we offer this series of brief video clips that introduce his work.

If you want to read his work, we recommend
starting with  Celebration of Discipline

[ Other Books by Richard Foster ]

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Today is the birthday of Sr. Joan Chittister, the noted author, theologian, and Benedictine sister…

In honor of the occasion, we offer this series of brief video clips that introduce her work.

If you want to read her work, we recommend
starting with Wisdom Distilled from the Daily:
Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

[ Other Books by Joan Chittister ]

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One of the best new books
of recent weeks is…

 

The Sun Does Shine:
How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton

 
Hardback: St. Martins, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

This brief video from The Equal Justice Initiative
introduces the author’s story. Watch it now:

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Today (Feb. 7) marks the birthday of agrarian and theologian Norman Wirzba…

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of our favorite brief video clips that introduce Wirzba’s work…
 

*** Norman Wirzba’s FOOD AND FAITH
was our 2011 Book of the Year!

 

Food for Thought:

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This excellent book released
last month… 

All Things Hold Together in Christ:
A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

James K.A. Smith /
Michael Gulker, Eds.

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

*** Watch for our review in our
Lent 2018 magazine issue [SUBSCRIPTION INFO]

 

This book was produced as part of the work of the Colossian Forum.
Watch a brief video intro to their important work….

Watch the trailer video for this book:

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TODAY (Jan. 4) marks the anniversary of the death of John O’Donohue, the celebrated Irish poet and philosopher.

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce his work…

*** Books by John O’Donohue

 

Beauty 2016 – Our Election Meditation
that draws on John O’Donohue’s work…

 

The On Being Interview:

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In advance of the new movie adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel,

A Wrinkle in Time

FSG Books, 1963
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [  Kindle ]

Television station CUNY-TV sat down with an astrophysicist and a biologist to talk about science in L’Engle’s space trilogy.
 
(HT: Sarah Arthur. Thanks for alerting us to this!)

*** Watch the movie trailer!

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One of this week’s best new book releases is:

 
Silence: In the Age of Noise
Erling Kagge

Hardback: Pantheon, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

Here’s a great tongue-in-cheek silent interview with the author
(set to the soundtrack of John Cage’s 4:33) :

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November 15 marked the birthday of Alvin Plantinga, the noted philosopher, who was awarded the distinguished Templeton Prize this fall.

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce his legacy…

*** Books by Alvin Plantinga

Introduction (Templeton Prize):

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