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5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders – 20 May 2021


Here are 5 essential May 2021 ebook deals that are worth checking out:
( Esau McCaulley, Parker Palmer, Roxane Gay, 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.


Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Esau McCaulley

*** $4.99 ***

*** Our 2020 Theology Book of the Year!
Esau McCaulley’s voice is one we urgently need to hear. This book is prophetic, biblical, measured, wise, friendly, and well-reasoned―and thus all the more hard-hitting. A powerful word for our times.” – N. T. Wright


The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life

Parker Palmer

*** $3.99 ***

“Parker Palmer is a teacher’s teacher, and it is when he writes as a teacher that this book is a remarkably inspiring, almost religious companion for anyone who has taught or might be thinking about teaching as a vocational journey for life…. This book can change your life if you are a teacher.” —Religious Education




The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor

Kaitlyn Schiess

*** $3.99 ***

“The Liturgy of Politics is a much-needed discourse on effective leadership in politics and caring for our culture. I have been following Kaitlyn’s important voice for some time now, and I am delighted to have her contribution for our journey toward the New.” — Makoto Fujimura


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

*** $2.99 ***

“A work of staggering honesty . . . . Poignantly told.” — New Republic


iPod, YouTube, Wii Play: Theological Engagements with Entertainment

Brent Laytham

*** $2.99 ***

“A generation of theologians has been worried about the deforming practices of the liberal state. What we really need to worry about are its games. The devil is in its bread and circuses. In this wise, accessible book Brent Laytham offers an engaged theological analysis of our entertainments and distractions, inviting us to follow Jesus with new intentionality.” –James K. A. Smith


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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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