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5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders – 18 May 2023

Here are 5 essential May 2023 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Eugene Peterson, James McBride, Peter Block, 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:

On Living Well: Brief Reflections on Wisdom for Walking in the Way of Jesus

Eugene Peterson

*** $5.99 ***

“Among the many gifts of human language, the greatest is the use of words for the worship of God, who is the Word. On these pages, over and over, Peterson’s words raise our sense of God’s sheer worthiness out of the clutter of confusion and complication. The simplicity and strength of language in On Living Well is seldom found but should be greatly treasured. These words are pure acts of worship that will bring the reader into beautiful worship of the source of all beauty.”
—Karen Swallow Prior, research professor of English, as well as Christianity and Culture, at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of On Reading Well

 


#2:

Deacon King Kong: A Novel

James McBride

*** $1.99 ***

 
“A mystery story, a crime novel, an urban farce, a sociological portrait of late-1960s Brooklyn: McBride’s novel contains multitudes… He conducts his antic symphony with deep feeling, never losing sight of the suffering and inequity within the merriment.”
—The New York Times, Top 10 Books of 2020

 

#3:

Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest

Peter Block

*** $2.99 ***

“Be forewarned: this is a scary read. In the twenty years I have been engaged in collaborative leadership programs, Peter has been a go-to author for challenging the theory and practice of leadership. In this second edition of Stewardship, Peter leaves us nowhere to hide as he takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to lead from the heart in a culture driven by accountability, metrics, and control. Every ‘yes but’ I raised is countered with examples, metaphors, skillful explanation, case studies, quotes, practical suggestions, and Peter’s trademark creativity and faith in our ability to do the right thing for the common good.”
—Anne J. Udall, Trustee, American Leadership Forum (ALF); former Director, Charlotte Region Chapter, ALF; and Vice Chair, Udall Foundation

 

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#4:

An American Marriage: A Novel

Tayari Jones

*** $ 3.99 ***

 
“This novel is peopled by vividly realized, individual characters and driven by interpersonal drama, but it is also very much about being black in contemporary America. This is, at its heart, a love story, but a love story warped by racial injustice. And, in it, Jones suggests that racial injustice haunts the African-American story. Subtle, well-crafted, and powerful.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

 
 

#5:

Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality

James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky

*** $3.99 ***

 
“[This] important and timely book reminds us that ethics at its best challenges rather than justifies the status quo, which is why a purely descriptive science of ethics is never enough.”
—Julian Baggini, Wall Street Journal

 

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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.

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.

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-Karen Swallow Prior


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