Book Deals, VOLUME 3

5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders [22 August 2019]

Here are 5 essential ebook deals that are worth checking out:
(Scot McKnight, Zadie Smith, Shelly Rambo, 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.


Open to the Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us

Scot McKnight

*** $1.99 ***

***PLUS, Buy the Ebook, and get
the Audiobook for only $7.49!!!

Who exactly is the Holy Spirit? What does he do in our lives? How can we know him more deeply, and is it possible to tap into his power? Should we pray to the Holy Spirit? Is it possible to be aware of his promptings and speaking into our lives? Dr. Scot McKnight answers these questions and more in this comprehensive examination of what the Bible says about this divinely important, but often confusing member of the Trinity. 

[ READ our review of this book ]


Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine

Kevin Vanhoozer

*** $2.99 ***

“With his extraordinarily imaginative energy, Kevin Vanhoozer’s Faith Speaking Understanding builds on his equally energetic The Drama of Doctrine to help us see how doctrine, like stage direction, helps us live truthfully to the Gospel. Without fail, Vanhoozer vivifies the fundamental convictions of Christians by articulating their dramatic character. I suspect this is a book that will soon be deemed a classic.” 
Stanley Hauerwas



On Beauty: A Novel

Zadie Smith

*** $1.99 ***

“A thoroughly original tale . . . wonderfully engaging, wonderfully observed . . . That rare thing: a novel that is as affecting as it is entertaining, as provocative as it is humane.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining

Shelly Rambo

*** $2.99 ***

Rambo draws on contemporary studies in trauma to rethink a central claim of the Christian faith: that new life arises from death. Reexamining the narrative of the death and resurrection of Jesus from the middle day-liturgically named as Holy Saturday-she seeks a theology that addresses the experience of living in the aftermath of trauma. 


The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It

Jamin Goggin / Kyle Strobel

*** $3.49 ***

[ READ an excerpt from this book ]

“This is a book every Christian leader needs to read and soon.”
-Sarah Bessey
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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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