Here are 5 essential April 2022 ebook deals that are worth checking out: N.T. Wright, Willie Jennings, Fleming Rutledge, 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.
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The first major biblical commentary from the pen of N. T. Wright
While full of theological import, Paul’s letter to the Galatians also captures and memorializes a significant moment in the early history of Christianity. This commentary from N. T. Wright—the inaugural volume of the CCF series—offers a theological interpretation of Galatians that never loses sight of the political concerns of its historical context. With these two elements of the letter in dialogue with each other, readers can understand both what Paul originally meant and how his writing might be faithfully used to respond to present questions.
After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging
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“An exquisite expression of faith seeking understanding, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging is a gripping testimony to the life art of attending. When the academy is not a home, but your skin, paying attention requires everything. A fearlessly candid diagnosis of the failures of the theological academy—its soul-killing cultivation of the self-sufficient man builder—Jennings’s poetic truth-telling nevertheless refuses cynicism’s surrender. After Whiteness is relentlessly hopeful . . . an incisive indictment against a white aesthetic regime, while yet a joyful proclamation of education’s wonder and holy desire for gathering . . . an intimate confession of fragility and fatigue, while bearing witness to the “rain” of divine presence that bodies may touch and taste. In his plea for religious imagination and the secret agents of ‘fragment work,’ the always-inspired Willie James Jennings accomplishes an overturning that puts life-giving theos back into theological education. Divinity school deans and seminary presidents will declare After Whiteness a prerequisite for teaching and learning that aims to be spirit-filled.”
— Andrea C. White, Union Theological Seminary in New York City
Three Hours: Sermons for Good Friday
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“If you have heard Fleming Rutledge preach, then you don’t need a recommendation for this book. She is simply a great preacher—learned, passionate, and in the best sense provocative. The next best thing to hearing her is reading these compelling addresses.” – Miroslav Volf, author of Exclusion and Embrace
Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire
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“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
Paul and the Power of Grace
John M. G. Barclay
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“This book’s larger forerunner, Paul and the Gift, was packed full—- full of both content (early Jewish texts, the history of interpreting Paul, readings of Romans and Galatians) and full of significance (it recalibrated the study of Paul even as it proclaimed the apostle’s revolutionary and merciful surprise: God gives Christ to the unworthy). Paul and the Power of Grace, somehow, is much shorter and still offers all the goods. And more. With fresh material on other Pauline letters and considerations of the theological and social ramifications of God’s christological and unconditioned gift, this book does what its title promises: it studies and isn’t ashamed to speak the gospel that is the power of God—the gospel of God’s grace.”
— Jonathan A. Linebaugh, University of Cambridge
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Katie Selby is Associate Editor of The Englewood Review of Books. Prior to her family‘s recent transition to the Englewood Christian Church community, Katie served various churches and organizations in Nebraska, East Tennessee, India, and Ethiopia. She is an M.Div. graduate of Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University.
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior
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