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5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders – 11 February 2021

    

Here are 5 essential January 2021 ebook deals that are worth checking out:
( Henri Nouwen, Makoto Fujimura, Kathleen Norris, 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.



#1:   

Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life

Makoto Fujimura

*** $4.99 ***

Many bemoan the decay of culture. But we all have a responsibility to care for culture, to nurture it in ways that help people thrive. In Culture Care artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we become generative and feed our culture’s soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. We serve others as cultural custodians of the future.



#2:

Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life

Kathleen Norris

*** $4.99 ***

*** Our 2008 Book of the Year!
 
“The lacuna in Norris’ published life, following the phenomenal impact of The Cloister Walk (1996) and Amazing Grace (1998), was due, she now reveals, to the death of her husband, and to acedia, a profound form of apathy. Akin to depression, acedia, or the “noonday demon,” was counted among the original “eight bad thoughts,” but the term fell out of use. Norris believes it’s time to reclaim it. Delving, as she loves to do, into early Christian texts, and illuminating the wisdom of the monastic tradition, Norris, a superb storyteller, careful synthesizer, and brilliant interpreter, presents the “peculiar history” of acedia and chronicles her own battles with this particular “soul-sickness.” Her personal stories are truly moving and instructive, but the most arresting and resonant aspect of this engrossing extrapolation is Norris’ theory of social acedia as the explanation of our inaction in the face of so much violence and injustice.” —Booklist – starred review

Bargain Theology Books

 

#3:

City of God: Faith in the Streets

Sara Miles

*** $1.99 ***

“CITY OF GOD is another gorgeous, gritty, profound work of art from Sara Miles…I love everything she writes, but there is something special about this new book.”―Anne Lamott


#4:

Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety

Henri Nouwen

*** $4.99 ***

“In classic fashion, Henri Nouwen offers a compelling vision of what it means to follow Jesus that is stunningly simple and profoundly deep. In a world marked by debilitating anxiety, these reflections ground us in a way of being that helps us find our way to God and to one another. For nearly twenty years I have regularly come back to Nouwen’s words for encouragement and wisdom. As usual, he doesn’t disappoint. What a gift!” —Rich Villodas



#5:

Rings of Fire: Walking in Faith through a Volcanic Future

Leonard Sweet

*** $3.99 ***

Len Sweet once again maps the future for the church in this sweeping survey of the twenty-first century. In the face of eruptive and disruptive culture changes from economics and communications to bioethics and beyond, how do we fight fire with fire, not only catching up to our culture but leading our friends and neighbors toward the feet of Christ?

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Stay tuned every week for essential ebook deals !!!

Prices and availability are subject to change at any time. These deals may or may not be available outside the United States.

 







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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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