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10 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders – 7 December 2023

    

Eerdmans is running a HUGE ebook sale right now! Here are 10 essential deals from this sale that are worth checking out: Fleming Rutledge, Eugene Peterson, Matthew Bates, more…

 

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Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

#1:

Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ

Fleming Rutledge

*** $5.99 ***

“Fleming Rutledge’s Advent preaching bursts upon us with the same elemental force as the preaching of John the Baptist. Rutledge’s fine crafting of language may be subtler than John’s, but she carries forward his incisive, apocalyptic message of judgment and hope. This is essential preaching for a church wallowing in self-referential sentimentality and caught in captivity to the compromises of the present political order. This is preaching that tells the truth about the world’s suffering and proclaims that God acts to rescue us. Do not drift anesthetized through another season of Advent; read this book.”
– Richard B. Hays, Duke University

#2:

Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ

Eugene Peterson

*** $3.80 ***

“Thought-provoking and helpful for readers who want a different, sometimes contrarian, perspective on Christian discipleship.”
– Publishers Weekly


“A beautiful harmony of voices in the book that speaks gospel to contemporary kindergarten teachers, bankers, lawyers and homemakers.”
– Christian Century

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#3:

Why the Gospel?: Living the Good News of King Jesus with Purpose

Matthew Bates

*** $3.60 ***

 
“Matthew Bates calls the church to recover the gospel of King Jesus, a gospel which is beautiful, bountiful, and transformative. Bates masterfully shows how the fully orbed gospel of the biblical witness is still good news for ‘nones’ and ‘dones,’ those without religion, and those who have walked away from it. An ideal book for Bible study groups who want to be reminded of why the gospel is indeed ‘good news.’”
—Michael F. Bird, academic dean and lecturer in New Testament, Ridley College

#4:

Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire

William Cavanaugh

*** $2.99 ***

 
“Many Christians vaguely sense that all is not well with their relation to consumer society, but find it difficult to name just what ails them. In Being Consumed William Cavanaugh offers the clearest, most helpful diagnosis I have ever seen. No liberal guilt-tripping here, just some serious theological reflection on matters like God, desire, justice, pluralism, and the nature of human freedom. I especially like Cavanaugh’s concrete examples of economic practices consistent with life in the body of Christ. This book will be required reading in my introductory theology course.”
-Joseph Mangina, Wycliffe College, Toronto

#5:

If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I?: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority

Angela Parker

*** $2.99 ***

“Dr. Parker understands the power of testimony to speak truth. This book marks a path away from death-dealing forms of scholarly formation in evangelical biblical studies and toward thriving life in a field and for a field. Parker’s powerful text adds greatly to a growing number of theologically rich antiracist and antisexist resources for addressing our current struggles. Now we have yet another weapon of righteousness.”
— Willie James Jennings
author of After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging

 

#6:

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting

Marva Dawn

*** $3.99 ***

 
“Drawing deeply both from Scripture and from Jewish practices, [Dawn] shares ideas for various ways of keeping the Sabbath: by ceasing (from striving, productivity, anxiety); by resting (physically, emotionally, intellectually); by embracing (intentionality, Christian values); and by feasting (on the eternal, with affection). A thoughtful, prayerful book that opens new vistas on the underlying spirituality of what is too often understood in terms of shallow conventionality alone.”
– Library Journal

#7:

Defending Democracy from Its Christian Enemies

David Gushee

*** $3.99 ***

“Unflinching in his analysis, David Gushee traces the sobering history of Christianity’s all too frequent complicity in authoritarian rule. Yet Gushee also shows how Christians have within their faith the tools to restore democracy at this critical juncture. Reminding readers that democracy must be fought for, Gushee equips the American church for this battle. Defending Democracy from Its Christian Enemies is an immensely important book for our present moment.”
—Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

 

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#8:

The Kingdom of Children: A Liberation Theology

R.L. Stollar

*** $4.99 ***

 
“In this prophetic, compelling volume, R.L. Stollar calls attention to the rampant manifestations of anti-child discrimination that often go unnoticed and offers an urgent, compassionate alternative. Anyone who cares about the Christ child will benefit from this much-needed book.”
— Julie Faith Parker, Author of Valuarble and Vulnerable

#9:

Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision

Randy Woodley

*** $2.99 ***

 
“Randy Woodley recommends that viewing a shalom construct through indigenous eyes offers a fresh way of doing theology in the community of creation. . . . Native American theology, and this work, comes at a critical time when the church needs to listen to fresh indigenous voices with their place-purpose theology, boundary protocols, and spatiality, in which we all partner together to build a true theology of place before it’s too late.”
– Religious Studies Review

#10:

The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle over the End Times Shaped a Nation

Daniel Hummel

*** $5.99 ***

“In this brilliant and original book, Daniel G. Hummel traces the extraordinary history of one of the most influential religious groups in modern American life. His research is impressive, his writing is sharp, and his arguments will transform what we think we know about American religious history. An impressive achievement!”
—Matthew Avery Sutton, author of Double Crossed

 

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