Here are 5 essential September 2021 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Eugene Peterson, Tara Beth Leach, Wendell Berry, 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 Long Obedience in the Same Direction
*** $4.99 ***
“I thank God for A Long Obedience. It is a pioneer message, first coming to us at a time when no one was talking about either ‘long’ or ‘obedience.’ And while, thankfully, others have added their voices in the intervening years, A Long Obedience retains its prophetic edge for us who live in the twenty-first century. Rooted in the ancient psalmist’s Songs of Ascents it invites us to journey with Jesus into the rich spiritual landscape of ‘righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.'”
— Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and Streams of Living Water
Radiant Church: Restoring the Credibility of Our Witness
Tara Beth Leach
*** $3.99 ***
“I’ve had the privilege of being in the room when Tara Beth Leach talks about the church. She herself is radiant, not only describing but embodying the radiant beauty of the bride of Christ. It makes us want to see what she sees and love what she loves. Radiant Church draws us into that vision, being honest about what is broken in the church and at the same time lovingly reminding the weary church of her true character and mission.”
— Mandy Smith, pastor and author of The Vulnerable Pastor
Fidelity: Five Stories
*** $1.99 ***
“Berry richly evokes Port William’s farmlands and hamlets, and his characters are fiercely individual, yet mutually protective in everything they do. . . . His sentences are exquisitely constructed, suggesting the cyclic rhythms of his agrarian world.” —New York Times Book Review
The Namesake: A Novel
*** $2.99 ***
This poignant treatment of the immigrant experience is a rich, stimulating fusion of authentic emotion, ironic observation, and revealing details.
No Longer Strangers: Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation
*** $3.99 ***
“Equal parts delightful and sobering, Greg Coles relates his experience of being a third-culture kid to the alienness of the Christian life. Self-deprecating without victimizing himself for all the ways he’s felt different or out of place, he levels the ground for all of us who have always felt a little extra or a lot not enough. Come for the stories, and leave with a bit more hope for the future church and all the different ways Christ draws us in and sends us out.”
— Lore Ferguson Wilbert, author of Handle with Care: How Jesus Redeems the Power of Touch in Life and Ministry
Stay tuned every week for essential ebook deals !!!
Prices and availability are subject to change at any time. These deals may or may not be available outside the United States.
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.