Archives For Wendell Berry

 

     

 

Amazon recently released their monthly ebook sale for March…
 
(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 Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings

Wendell Berry

*** $3.99 ***

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The Memory of Old Jack: A Novel (Port William)

Wendell Berry

*** $3.99 ***

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Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education

Michael Pollan

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Winter Hours:
Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems

Mary Oliver

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West Wind:
Poems and Prose Poems

Mary Oliver

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Great collection of Wendell Berry’s work! On sale now for Kindle!
 

The World-Ending Fire:
The Essential Wendell Berry

 

*** $3.99 ***

 
 
“America’s greatest philosopher on sustainable life and living.”
―Chicago Tribune

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*** The Best Ebook / Audiobook Deals
from Amazon’s monthly sale for  February!

 

Amazon recently released their monthly ebook sale for February…
 
(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 World-Ending Fire:
The Essential Wendell Berry

 

*** $3.99 ***

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The Wisdom of the Desert

Thomas Merton

*** $2.99 ***

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The Maytrees: A Novel

Annie Dillard

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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“I Have a Dream”
and Other Great Writings

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Fasting
(Ancient Practices Series)

Scot McKnight

*** $1.99 ***

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Amazon just released their monthly ebook sale for December 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… 

 

For All God’s Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church

N.T. Wright

*** $1.99 ***

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A Place on Earth (Port William)

Wendell Berry

*** $1.99 ***

*** PLUS, Buy the Ebook, and get
the Audiobook for only $7.49!!!

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Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

Bob Goff

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All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment

Hannah Anderson

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Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy

James K.A. Smith

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Rachel Held Evans, Wendell Berry, M. L’Engle, Walker Percy, 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!!! 
(November 2018)

 

 

#1:
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

*** 99c ***

 

“Funny, droll, charming, and deadly serious,
all in one set of covers.”
Phyllis Tickle
 
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, Dorothy Sayers, Henri Nouwen, 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!!! 
(November 2018)

 

 

#1:
The Unsettling of America:
Culture & Agriculture
 

Wendell Berry

*** $1.99 ***

 

Although Berry has published 40+ books,
this might likely be his most important one… 

 

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The Quiet Work of Caring:
Establishing Life-Giving Boundaries
Within and Without

 

An Essay by
Jenna Henderson and Kimberly Miller

 

“…the work now most needing to be done
—that of neighborliness and caretaking—
cannot be done by remote control with the
greatest power on the largest scale.”

—Wendell Berry

 

The idea that there’s always more deeply drives our way of life and informs the way we think of possessions, science, knowledge, and technology. To think otherwise is horrifying to many people. In his 2008 essay “Faustian Economics: Hell Hath No Limits,” Wendell Berry mourns the effects of the “doctrine of limitlessness” on our culture and calls for “the self-restraints implied in neighborliness, stewardship, thrift, temperance, generosity, care, kindness, friendship, loyalty, and love.” He continues, “There is now a growing perception…that we are entering a time of inescapable limits.” As the illusion of limitlessness fades, we will “come under pressure to understand ourselves as limited creatures in a limited world.”

Like Berry, we are grieved by the damaging consequences of the human race’s unrestrained actions on both personal and global levels. Becoming aware of our limits is sobering, but, in the end, results in the fulfillment of our better longings. According to Berry, there’s another way to think about constraints: “Our human and earthly limits, properly understood, are not confinements but rather inducements…to fullness of relationship and meaning.”

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“This Kindly Working Love”
 
A Review of 
 

The Farm
Wendell Berry

 
Hardback: Counterpoint, 2018
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 
 
The newly released book The Farm by Wendell Berry is a worthwhile purchase simply for its beauty. A trade reprint of the hard-to-find letterpress edition by Kentucky’s Larkspur Press, this new book retains the elegance of the original in both its design and its monochrome drawings by Carolyn Whitesel.

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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 Farm 

Wendell Berry

*** READ a NY TIMES interview with Berry related to this book
  

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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Evoking a life of shalom

A Review of 

Telling the Stories Right:
Wendell Berry’s
Imagination of Port William
Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro, eds.

Paperback: Front Porch Republic 2018.
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Reviewed by Allan F. Brooke II

 

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks. These are the instructions for telling our stories right, and stories told in this way compel us to tend the splintered life of goodness that shines through the cracks of our wounded world.
– “Introduction,” Telling the Stories Right, xiv

 

Wendell Berry, respected author and essayist, is also known for his fiction, including eight novels and over fifty short stories which form an overlapping composite history of the fictional Kentucky farming community of Port William, and the “membership” of individuals and families who have lived and died there since the Civil War. The narratives need not be read in order, and the reader will find accounts of the same events from different characters (or the same characters) at different times and with different emphases. Several of the novels focus on a single character (e.g. Nathan Coulter, Jayber Crow, Hannah Coulter, Andy Catlett), and track the whole, or a part of his or her life in the community. Berry’s first novel was published in 1960 and his most recent in 2006, though he has continued to produce Port William short stories up through last year. (Consider the breadth of a life of fiction spanning from To Kill a Mockingbird to The Dog Stars.)
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