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Another of the best theology books released this month is: 
 

The Pietist Option:
Hope for the Renewal of Christianity

Christopher Gehrz / Mark Pattie III

Hardback: IVP Books, 2017
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Like Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option, released earlier this year,
Gehrz and Pattie invite the church into a timely new way of being…

 

The four instincts that are at the heart of The Pietist Option:

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One of the best theology books released this month is: 

Faith Formation in a Secular Age: Responding to the Church’s Obsession with Youthfulness
Andrew Root

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2017
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Here is a great book trailer video in which Root introduces the book, and its connection to philosopher Charles Taylor’s important work: A Secular Age

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October 13 marks the Birthday of Lauren Winner, noted author, and seminary professor at Duke Divinity School.

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

*** Books by Lauren Winner

Being Clothed in Christ:

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Today is the release day for John Green’s new novel…

Turtles All the Way Down
John Green

Hardback: Dutton Books, 2017
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Listen to John Green reading the
first chapter from this new book… 

 
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Our most anticipated book of this fall is ..

 

Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (Cultural Liturgies, Book 3)
James K.A. Smith

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2017
Pre-Order Now:  [ Amazon ]
 
 

The publisher has just released a series of
five brief videos that give a nice taste of the book.

We highly recommend watching these videos when you get a chance!

 

Video #1 – Awaiting the King:

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Tomorrow (Sept. 29) marks the anniversary of the death of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo…

Endo’s novels, including SILENCE, are dark and deep reflections on the human condition…
 
We were therefore quite surprised to stumble upon these lighthearted Japanese commercials starring the novelist, presumably undertaken in a tongue-in-cheek fashion…
 
So, in memory of the fullness of his life and work, enjoy these commercials!
 

Remixed Nescafe Commercial (2008)
Followed by the Original Commercial

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This is an excellent
new book!!!

 

A Year in the Wilderness
Amy and Dave Freeman

 
Hardback: Milkweed Editions
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When Amy and Dave Freeman learned of toxic mining proposed within the watershed of the Boundary Waters, they decided to take action—by spending a year in the wilderness, and sharing their experience through video, photos, and blogs with an audience of hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens. This book tells the deeper story of their adventure in northern Minnesota: of loons whistling under a moonrise, of ice booming as it forms and cracks, of a moose and her calf swimming across a misty lake. With the magic—and urgent message—that has rallied an international audience to the campaign to save the Boundary Waters, A Year in the Wilderness is a rousing cry of witness activism and a stunning tribute to this special region.

Watch this gorgeous book trailer… 

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September 10 marks the Birthday of Jean Vanier, the French philosopher, theologian, and founder of the L’Arche communities

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce Vanier’s life and work…

*** Books by Jean Vanier

God’s Dream for Humanity:

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Today (Aug. 31) marks the birthday of poet Christian Wiman…

 *** Read our interview with the poet

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of video clips of Wiman reading his poems…

*** Books by Christian Wiman

Rust:

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One of the best new theology books of this month will release next week… 

Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence
Greg Boyd

Paperback: Fortress Press, 2017
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Get a sneak peek of this book in the trailer video…
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