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5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders – 12 August 2021


Here are 5 essential July 2021 ebook deals that are worth checking out:
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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.


American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving

Christian Smith

*** $2.99 ***

“Based on a three-year study of American evangelicals, Smith takes the pulse of contemporary evangelicalism and offers substantial evidence of a strong heartbeat . . . Evangelicalism is thriving, says Smith, not by being countercultural or by retreating into isolation but by engaging culture at the same time that it constructs, maintains and markets its subcultural identity. Although Smith depends heavily on sociological theory, he makes his case in an accessible and persuasive style that will appeal to a broad audience.” —Publishers Weekly


Twelve Lies That Hold America Captive: And the Truth That Sets Us Free

Jonathan P. Walton

*** $3.99 ***

“Jonathan Walton has a great gift of speaking the truth in love. In an age when striking this balance is rarely held, he offers us a way forward that doesn’t dismiss difficult truths about the United States of America, nor does he simply diagnose the problem without offering us a way forward. To bear witness to Jesus and his kingdom requires us to live in truth without sentimentalizing love. We cannot witness to the kingdom of God and be held captive to lies. Jonathan offers a compelling vision of what we can become, but only if we choose to see and reject the lies we’ve held.” -Rich Villodas




The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved

Emerson B. Powery / Rodney S. Sadler Jr.

*** $1.99 ***

“In this superb book, Emerson Powery and Rodney Sadler make a landmark contribution to antebellum American history that also illuminates general considerations of biblical interpretation. They document in sharp detail the scriptural engagement of well-known black leaders like Richard Allen and Frederick Douglass, but also important lesser-known igures like Solomon Bayley and William Anderson. In so doing they explain how the King James Version, which many white Americans used to defend slavery, became a book of great encouragement—for worship, obedience, and liberation—among African Americans.” – Mark Noll


Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation

Michael Battle

*** $3.99 ***

Battle sees Revelation as a guide that shows us that we can live out God’s call for heaven on earth by living in community with one another, as exhibited through the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams, and Ubuntu theology.


The Signature of All Things: A Novel

Elizabeth Gilbert

*** $1.99 ***

“Raucously ingenious… a novel of brave and lovely ideas… I found unshackled joy on every page.” —The Chicago Tribune


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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:

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