Book Deals, News, VOLUME 12

5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders [31 May 2019]

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Brian Zahnd, JRR Tolkien, Jane Jacobs, 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 Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace

Brian Zahnd

*** 99c ***

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

“Brian Zahnd fuses his vocation as prophet and pastor into a powerful evocation of the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Peacemaker. … And the writing is simply brilliant — not a dull sentence in the book.”
Eugene Peterson


The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End 

J.R.R. Tolkien / John Rateliff

*** $1.99 ***

For the first time in one volume, The History of the Hobbit presents the complete unpublished text of the original manuscript of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit, accompanied by John Rateliff’s lively and informative account of how the book came to be written and published. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines – chapter-by-chapter – why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien’s ever-growing concept of Middle-earth.



The Economy of Cities

Jane Jacobs

*** $4.99 ***

“An astonishing book. It blows cobwebs from the mind, and challenges assumptions one hadn’t even realized one had made.”
–The New York Times


American Born Chinese: A Graphic Novel

Gene Luen Yang

*** $2.99 ***

As alienated kids go, Jin Wang is fairly run-of-the-mill: he eats lunch by himself in a corner of the schoolyard, gets picked on by bullies and jocks and develops a sweat-inducing crush on a pretty classmate. And, oh, yes, his parents are from Taiwan. This much-anticipated, affecting story about growing up different is more than just the story of a Chinese-American childhood; it’s a fable for every kid born into a body and a life they wished they could escape. 
– Publishers Weekly


Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes

Shauna Niequist

*** $3.99 ***

Bread and Wine is one of those rare books that grabs all of you —your mind, body, and spirit. Shauna’s soulful storytelling made me laugh, reminded me that I’m not alone, and gave me a new lens on some old struggles. There’s something sacred about this kind of truth telling. I couldn’t put this book down.
— Brene Brown
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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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