Here is our list of 2012’s Englewood Honor Books, the Best Books of the year for the life and flourishing of the Church.
This list originally appeared in our Advent 2012 print issue.
Our criterion both for selecting books to review and for honoring the year’s best books is to choose books that are “for the life and flourishing of the Church” – i.e., books that energize us to be the local community of God’s people that God has called us to be and that nurture our mission of following in the way of God’s reconciliation of all things (in all its broadness!).
Our Book of the Year:
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“Every Christian should read this provocative book! Christine Pohl thoroughly delineates the interlocking relationships and dangerous deformities of practices that could deepen our communities but often destroy them. This volume is highly pertinent to our families, churches, even places of work. I highly recommend her wisdom for all of us to acquire disciplines of truth-telling, covenant-keeping, thankfulness, and communal love” – Marva Dawn
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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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