This list originally appeared in our Eastertide / Summer print issue,
but we thought we’d reprint it here for readers who haven’t seen that issue…
It was a difficult choice, but here are our picks for the best books of the first half of 2011:[ In order by author’s last name… ]
Hardback: Viking Books
Read an excerpt. Review coming in next print issue.
The Origin of Species and Other Poems.
Migrations of the Holy: God, State and the
Year of Plenty
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
Julian of Norwich, Theologian.
All That We Share
Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating
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
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior
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