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5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders – 23 May 2024

Here are 5 essential May 2024 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Clint Smith, Jacob Marques Rollison, Rebecca Solnit, 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.


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Clint Smith

*** $4.99 ***

“Part of what makes this book so brilliant is its bothandedness. It is both a searching historical work and a journalistic account of how these historic sites operate today. Its both carefully researched and lyrical. I mean Smith is a poet and the sentences in this book just are piercingly alive. And it’s both extremely personal—it is the author’s story—and extraordinarily sweeping. It amplifies lots of other voices. Past and present. Reading it I kept thinking about that great Alice Walker line ‘All History is Current’.”
―John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed


Jacques Ellul and the Bible: Towards a Hermeneutic of Freedom

Jacob Marques Rollison

*** $2.99 ***

“This is a timely resource on an important topic for both Ellul studies and anyone interested in Christianity and the Bible. Ellul is an often overlooked theologian but is increasingly important today for his analysis of and response to contemporary technological culture. In order to understand this prophetic response, one must consult Ellul’s use and reading of the Bible. Rollinson et al. have provided an indispensable guide for all of us.”
–Michael Burdett, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, University of Nottingham



Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Rebecca Solnit

*** $2.99 ***

*** PLUS, Buy the ebook, and
get the audiobook for only $2.28!!!

“[A] call to arms that takes on a range of social and political problems in America—from racism and misogyny to climate change and Donald Trump” (Poets & Writers).

“Solnit is careful with her words (she always is) but never so much that she mutes the infuriated spirit that drives these essays.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Solnit [is] a powerful cultural critic: as always, she opts for measured assessment and pragmatism over hype and hysteria.” —Publishers Weekly



Exiles: A Novel

Ron Hansen

*** $2.99 ***

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) wrote some of the most beautiful and innovative poetry in English of the late 19th century. In Hansen’s vivid fiction, Hopkins is a promising Oxford graduate who writes verse throughout college, converts to Roman Catholicism in his early 20s and takes church orders. Those acts ostracize him from his family and silence his poetry. In parallel with Hopkins’s story, Hansen explores the event that jolts Hopkins back into writing in 1875: the sinking of the Deutschland—whose victims include five Catholic nuns exiled from Germany by Bismarck—at the mouth of the Thames. Delivering a deft blend of literary biography and disaster tale, Hansen (Mariette in Ecstasy, etc.) wrings a white-knuckled drama out of the lives of the poet/priest and five extraordinary German women, who were headed to St. Louis, Mo., to lead the American branch of their order.”
— Publishers Weekly


Old Testament Theology: Canon or Testimony

Walter Brueggemann and Brevard Childs

*** $2.79 ***

For Brueggemann, the Old Testament is an invitation to explore the rich pluralism and diversity of Israel’s testimony of faith in Yahweh, the central figure of the Old Testament. This faith was expressed in a core testimony of nouns, verbs, and adjectives that characterized God. But Brueggemann also sees a counter-testimony, which quarrels and puts the core testimony to test. For Childs, the Old Testament is an invitation to consider the deep unity and coherence of Israel’s faith as found in the canon. Childs explores the sweeping canonical role of each of the individual canonical witnesses to discover a symphony of concord. Here, in one place, the positions of Brueggemann and Childs are contrasted and compared.


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