Book Deals, News, VOLUME 12

5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders [21 June 2019]

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Barbara Brown Taylor, Eugene Peterson, Eugene Cho, 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.


An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

Barbara Brown Taylor

*** $1.99 ***

“This is the most completely beautiful book in religion that I have read in a very long time. Gentle, humbly crafted, lyrical, and deeply wise, Altar is Barbara Brown Taylor as she was meant to be, a pastor who understands that knowing God occurs in a place beyond theology.” – Phyllis Tickle


As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God

Eugene Peterson

*** $4.99 ***

“As any reader of The Message translation of Scripture knows, Peterson has a love affair with well-chosen words. Few use language with the grace and skill he exhibits. At the same time, the sermons collected here make it clear Peterson’s preaching was not mere performance art. Instead, they grew out of a pastoral sensitivity to the people in the pews.” – The Baptist Standard


Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

Eugene Cho

*** 99c ***

*** PLUS, Buy the Ebook, and get
the audiobook for only $7.49!!!
Eugene Cho shatters all our hipster coffee-shop talk of justice and dares you to dive into the trenches and do something real with your life. Talking about changing the world has never changed the world any more than talking about CPR has ever saved anyone’s life. Eugene reminds us that the revolution has to be lived.  -Shane Claiborne


Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love

Lonnie Collins Pratt

*** $1.99 ***

Comforting and challenging, their book takes us deep within the heart of Benedictine spirituality. — Religion News Service


Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking through Suffering Together

Kara Tippetts

*** 99c ***

*** PLUS, Buy the Ebook, and get
the audiobook for only $7.49!!!
Open these rich, radical pages and give yourself the gift of friendship like you’ve always wanted and community like you’ve only hoped for—before it’s too late to just show up.”  –Ann Voskamp
These deals are limited time offers, and may return to full price without notice. Prices and availability may vary outside the United States.
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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:


  1. You still have a link to your recommendations from the Fortress Press sale, but I don’t think the sale is still on.

  2. An Altar in the World was priced at 13.99 on Amazon when I checked this morning.