Here are 5 essential March 2022 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Winn Collier, Bill Bishop, C.S. Lewis, 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.
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Pulitzer Prize–finalist Bishop offers a one-idea grab bag with a thesis more provocative than its elaboration. Bishop contends that as Americans have moved over the past three decades, they have clustered in communities of sameness, among people with similar ways of life, beliefs, and in the end, politics. There are endless variations of this clustering—what Bishop dubs the Big Sort—as like-minded Americans self-segregate in states, cities—even neighborhoods. Consequences of the Big Sort are dire: balkanized communities whose inhabitants find other Americans to be culturally incomprehensible; a growing intolerance for political differences that has made national consensus impossible; and politics so polarized that Congress is stymied and elections are no longer just contests over policies, but bitter choices between ways of life. Bishop’s argument is meticulously researched—surveys and polls proliferate—and his reach is broad. He splices statistics with snippets of sociological theory and case studies of specific towns to illustrate that while the Big Sort enervates government, it has been a boon to advertisers and churches, to anyone catering to and targeting taste. Bishop’s portrait of our post materialistic society will probably generate chatter; the idea is catchy, but demonstrating that like does attract like becomes an exercise in redundancy. — Publishers Weekly Review
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Together in one special volume, selections from the best of beloved bestselling author C. S. Lewis’s classic works for readers contemplating the “grand miracle” of Jesus’s resurrection.
Preparing for Easter is a concise, handy companion for the faithful of all Christian traditions and the curious to help them deepen their knowledge and consideration of this holy season—a time of reflection as we consider Jesus’s sacrifice and his joyous rise from the dead.
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“In Defiant, the mixture of personal, political, and devotional blend to create a work that transforms our imaginations to see the possibility of shalom everywhere we look. Kelley Nikondeha shows herself to be a prominent voice of liberation theology, illuminating the twelve women of Exodus who have lingered in the shadow of patriarchy for too long. Her work transcends the usual genre of women’s ministry to invite all of us into the story of partnering with God to liberate the world. It is intoxicating, refreshing, devastating, and ultimately challenging. You, like myself, will walk away from this book understanding there is a long line of women to partner with as we seek to liberate ourselves and others from a world desperate to baptize inequality and injustice as the norm. Together, we will march towards liberation in an age of fear.”
— D. L. Mayfield, author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith
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“Merritt…writes with humility and clarity. He addresses the political, cultural and biblical assumptions many of us hold.” – Christianity Today
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“Holly Whitcomb’s book has enticed me to recognize and savor the plenitude in my life. Her wise reflections in The Practice of Finding provide soothing balm for both mind and heart. This is a great resource for every reader who has known suffering and yearns for a restoration of hope.” Joyce Rupp
—author of Anchors for the Soul
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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.