Here are 5 essential March 2023 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Ross Gay, C. Christopher Smith & John Pattison, Tricia Hersey, 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.
Inciting Joy: Essays
*** $5.99 ***
“Ross Gay is as insightful and lyrical as an essayist as he is as a poet. His essays are as trenchant as they are moving, finding in the minutiae of life the grand themes of human existence.”
— Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
C. Christopher Smith & John Pattison
*** $3.99 ***
*** PLUS, Buy the Ebook, and get
the Audiobook for only $7.49!!!
“Slow Church is a manifesto and handbook rolled into one. Unlike most manifestos, it is beautifully written, blending historical analysis, personal narrative, and scriptural exegesis into prose that is languid, incisive, and eloquent. It reads like what it is: the long, patient fruit of two men deeply rooted in a particular place, among neighbors they know, love, and serve. . . . No matter the size of our church body or the kind of neighborhood we live in, we would all do well to slow down and examine ourselves in the clearest light available―the light of history, the light of Scripture, and the light of Christ himself―rather than the fluorescent light of business models and burger joints.”
— Leslie Leyland Fields, Christianity Today, September 2014
Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto
*** $5.99 ***
“Rest Is Resistance” is a clarion call for our generation. In this pioneering book, Tricia Hersey invites us all to opt out of “grind culture” and embrace our basic and sacred human right to self-care, relaxation, and rest. As Hersey makes clear, this revolutionary praxis is especially important for Black people who have historically and contemporarily been primarily valued for our labor. Ultimately, Hersey reminds us that leisure is not only a way to restore and rejuvenate, but it is also an act of resistance as we hurtle towards end-stage capitalism.”
-― Bryant Terry, James Beard and NAACP Image award-winning author of Black Food and Editor-in-Chief of 4 Color Books
American Born Chinese: A Graphic Novel
Gene Luen Yang
*** 99c ***
A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he’s the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny’s life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable.
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
*** $2.99 ***
“Poignant and hilarious . . . simply delicious . . . Each serving of magazine folklore is worth savoring. In fact, Reichl’s story is juicier than a Peter Luger porterhouse. Dig in.”
-— The New York Times Book Review
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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."
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