Here are 5 essential January 2022 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Jurgen Moltmann, Ibram X. Kendi, Austin Channing Brown, 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 Spirit of Hope: Theology for a World in Peril
*** $1.99 ***
Jürgen Moltmann returns here to the theme that he so powerfully addressed in his groundbreaking work, Theology of Hope. In the twenty-first century, he tells us, hope is challenged by ideologies and global trends that would deny hope and even life itself. Terrorist violence, social and economic inequality, and most especially the looming crisis of climate change all contribute to a cultural moment of profound despair. Moltmann reminds us that Christian faith has much to say in response to a despairing world. In “the eternal yes of the living God,” we affirm the goodness and ongoing purpose of our fragile humanity. Likewise, God’s love empowers us to love life and resist a culture of death.
African American Theology: An Introduction
*** $2.99 ***
This book presents a substantial introduction to the major methodologies, figures, and themes within African American theology. Frederick L. Ware explores African American theology from its inception and places it within dual contexts: first, the African American struggle for dignity and full humanity; and second, the broader scope of Christian belief. Readers will appreciate Ware’s demonstration of how black theology is expressed in a wide range of sources that includes not only scholarly publications but also African American sermons, music, news and editorials, biography, literature, popular periodicals, folklore, and philosophy.
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown
*** $2.99 ***
*** PLUS, Buy the ebook, and get
the audiobook for only $7.49!!!
“Austin is one of my most important teachers. I’m Still Here is devastating, beautiful, and haunting and it leaves no room for a tepid reaction. Her crystal clear voice will move you, push you, and break your heart. Prophetic and tender, I plan to put this book in every pair of hands I know and join her in the dismantling of white supremacy. She’s still here and I’m with her.” —Jen Hatmaker
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
*** $4.99 ***
An “engrossing and relentless intellectual history of prejudice in America…The greatest service Kendi [provides] is the ruthless prosecution of American ideas about race for their tensions, contradictions and unintended consequences.” —The Washington Post
Truth and Hope: Essays for a Perilous Age
*** $3.99 ***
Readers will find this collection of essays to be theologically rooted in the concept of prophetic tradition as a means of truth-telling. Brueggemann explores that, without God, truth-telling is nothing more than harping, and hope-telling is only wishful thinking.
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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