Here are 5 essential August 2022 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Winn Collier, Anne Lamott, Marilynne Robinson, 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.
A Burning in My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene H. Peterson
*** $4.99 ***
“Captivating from the first page, Collier’s artful storytelling immerses us into the life of a spiritual sage. With a gentle hand, he weaves together moments and words and letters and prayers, drawing out themes like threads in a tapestry, never imposing a narrative. In these pages, we go beyond The Message and the pastor, and meet the human in all his earthiness and holiness. This is a work of art worthy of the man who wanted to be a saint.”—Glenn Packiam, associate senior pastor of New Life Church and author of Blessed Broken Given
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
*** $4.99 ***
“Funny, acerbic reflections on faith and family… readers have long awaited Lamott’s second book on spirituality, and it won’t disappoint. Lamott’s trademark humor and irreverence mark practically every page… readers will howl with laughter at Lamott’s inability to do anything with Mom’s ashes other than leave them in her closet. But there’s also the real work Lamott is doing here, the slow hard, slow work of forgiveness, and things can get teary… a wonderful read Lamott’s legions of fans will no doubt lap up.” —Kirkus Reviews
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
*** $0.99 ***
“This adaptation is fabulous for presenting a fresh vision to those familiar with the original, but it’s so true to the story’s soul that even those who’ve never read it will come away with a genuine understanding of L’Engle’s ideas and heart.”
―Booklist, starred review
Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life
W. David O. Taylor
*** $2.99 ***
“David Taylor’s take is ‘open and unafraid’ alright. He really goes there, exposing himself before God in the most beautiful way. He might have called the book Naked, because if you don’t find your own self feeling a little exposed here, it might be time to take some armor off.”
— Bono, from the Afterword
The Best of Me
*** $3.99 ***
“The genius of The Best of Me is that it reveals the growth of a writer, a sense of how his outlook has changed and where he finds humor… The subject, in many of the pieces Sedaris has selected, is the judgment and pain we inflict on one another, and by ‘we’ Sedaris does not mean people in general. He means him. And he means you. And he means me… You must read The Best of Me. It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever—we’re allowed to laugh.”
―Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review
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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.
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