Here are 5 essential March 2022 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Wendell Berry, Eugene Peterson, Taylor Schumann, 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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“These works are mostly about small-town America, and mostly set on Berry’s farm at Lane’s Landing, once a riverboat stop on the Kentucky River near Port Royal, Kentucky. But not one word stoops to smug nostalgia. He is instead trying to prove that science and economics happen in a place: he draws endlessly and non-repetitively on the deep well of the lived truth of farm life, which delivers up sweet, clear lines of poetry and local lore and a kind of immediate authenticity . . . In writing about the fate of the natural world, Berry is a prophet of the domestic. These essays are about how to make a household here on Earth. That project is made of the ‘unrelentingly practical’ things that can be done and that give us hope. Feel the dirt under your feet. You have the power.” -―Los Angeles Review of Books
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Eugene H. Peterson had long been known as a pastor, professor, and provocateur. With his first-ever collection of verse, Peterson became known as a poet, too. Holy Luck emerged over many years, initially as individual poems sent to family, friends, and church congregations. Now, the translator of the bestselling Bible paraphrase The Message has collected his poems into three thematic sections of verses—on the Beatitudes, the kingdom of God in the ordinary, and following Jesus everyday—here released as one transcendent volume.
When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough: A Shooting Survivor’s Journey into the Realitites of Gun Violence
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“In this gripping debut, Schumann fuses conviction and experience in a passionate testimony for stricter regulation of guns in America. . . . Schumann’s powerful, grounded critique and heartfelt lament lays bare the uniquely American scourge of gun violence.”
— Publishers Weekly Review, May 2021
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“A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel …There is something deeply humane in this [story], something akin to the work of Homer or Mark Twain.” —The Washington Post
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“Mark Scandrette is a poet, an artist, and an instigator of holy mischief. In this book, he explores the wisdom of the Beatitudes of Jesus… Jesus blesses all the people that our world is crushing, and he includes the people we have excluded. If you’re not yet convinced that the call of Jesus is countercultural and revolutionary, just consider Christ’s Beatitudes and Mark’s reflections on them in this book. Jesus is literally flipping the world upside-down . . . or right-side up . . . so that the last are first and the first are last. This is what God is up to, and we are invited to be a part of it. Let Mark Scandrette lead you into the hidden secrets of Jesus. If we want to be blessed by God, we need to be near to the people that this world is crushing. The blessing is not at the top but at the bottom.”
— Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and cofounder of Red Letter Christians
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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.