Advent Gift Ideas

Although we adamantly believe that the consumerism of the Christmas season is way out of control, we aren’t opposed to the giving of thoughtful gifts, particularly books.  Here are a few ideas for the readers among your friends and family.  Skip Black Friday and order some meaningful book-related gifts (and help support the ERB in the process…)

1) The Englewood Review of Books Print Edition

Gift the ERB print edition this Christmas! Share our print edition with your friends, family, pastor and even your church library!
And for a limited time 1year subscriptions are $16.95 and 2year subscriptions are $32.
CLICK HERE to share the ERB this Christmas!

2) Some of our Best Books of 2011…
Here are some of the books from our Best Books of 2011 list.
( The full list will be out soon in our Advent print issue, which is now at the printer.)

3) Amazon Kindle (Kindle Fire, etc.)
The Kindle is a great gift for the reader on your gift list.  And now there are many options to suit a wide range of readers and budgets.  If you plan to give a Kindle this Christmas, we’d love if you would use the following links…

[ Kindle Fire – $199 ] [ Kindle Touch 3G – $149 ]  [ Basic Kindle – $79 ]

Reading for the Common Good
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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: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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