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5 Essential Ebook Deals for Church Leaders – 9 July 2020


Here are 5 essential July 2020 ebook deals that are worth checking out:
( Rachel Held Evans, Alan Jacobs, 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.


Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

Rachel Held Evans

*** $2.99 ***

Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.


Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life

Alan Jacobs

*** $3.00 ***

“’Testimony.’ If you are an evangelical of a certain age, that word will have a powerful resonance for you. It’s fallen out of fashion a bit, in part because we have seen a necessary correction to an excessive emphasis on individual Christian experience. Without dismissing this ‘ecclesiocentric’ turn, Alan Jacobs wants to rehabilitate testimony. ‘What is my story? And how can I tell it?’ That’s the burden of this superb book, a slim volume based on the 2006 Stob Lectures at Calvin College.” – Christianity Today

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Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture

Lesslie Newbigin

*** $3.40 ***

“This is an extraordinary book on contemporary missiology. Writing from four decades of experience in Christian mission, Lesslie Newbigin applies the same discernment involved in contextualizing the gospel in another culture to the issues involved in contextualizing the gospel in our Western culture. He lays bare the pervasive and subtle synergism that alters the gospel, and he calls us to a thorough critique of our culture and of the way in which we understand or misunderstand the gospel of Christ. . . Important reading for a stimulating perspective on the gospel and Western culture.” – Myron Augburger


A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Rebecca Solnit

*** $1.99 ***

“What will it be like to live not on the relatively stable planet that civilization has known throughout the ten thousand years of the Holocene, but on the amped-up and careening planet we’re quickly creating? With her remarkable and singular book, A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit has thought harder about the answer to that question than anyone else. Her answer is strangely and powerfully hopeful. As she proves with inspired historiography, disasters often produce remarkable temporary communities—paradises of a sort amid the rubble, where people, acting on their own and without direction from the authorities, manage to provide for each other.”
—Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books


Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace

Christie Purifoy

*** $1.99 ***

In Placemaker, Christie Purifoy invites us to notice our soul’s desire for beauty, our need to create and to be created again and again. As she reflects on the joys and sorrows of two decades as a placemaker and her recent years living in and restoring a Pennsylvania farmhouse, Christie shows us that we are all gardeners. No matter our vocation, we spend much of our lives tending, keeping, and caring. In each act of creation, we reflect the image of God. In each moment of making beauty, we realize that beauty is a mystery to receive.


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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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