**Note: all 4 initial episodes of the ERB Podcast were recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak in the US. This is why this important event is not mentioned.**
On this episode Chris and Jen are joined by ERB contributors Tim Hoiland and Amy Peterson to discuss their own reading habits, various media for reading, venues for reading well. The panelists have a lively discussion about Amy’s new book, Where Goodness Still Grows, the nature of virtue, and, of course, they talk about a few books they are currently enjoying.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- A New House is a Big Deal by Tim Hoiland
- Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World by Amy Peterson
- Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy by Amy Peterson
- A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
- The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- The Gulf by Belle Boggs
- After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America by Jessica Goudeau
- Hagar Poems by Mohja Kahf
- Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home by Pope Francis
- Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future by Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann
- The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
- Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren Winner
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist by Angel F. Mendez-Montoya
- Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet by Christian Wiman
- A Gospel for the Poor: Global Social Christianity and the Latin American Evangelical Left by David Kirkpatrick
- The Liar’s Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr
- The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires our Trust More Than Our ‘Correct’ Beliefs by Peter Enns
- Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt and Certainty in Christian Discipleship by Lesslie Newbigin
- Keys to Bonhoeffer’s Haus: Exploring the World and Wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Laura Fabrycky
Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Brazos Press, publisher of the new book, The Church of Us vs. Them by David Fitch.
In his book The Church of Us vs. Them, David Fitch takes a close look at what drives the divisions in our congregations. He traces the enemy-making patterns in church history and diagnoses the divisiveness that marks the contemporary evangelical church. Fitch shows a way for the church to unwind the antagonisms of our day and make space for Christ’s reconciling presence in our day-to-day lives. He offers new patterns and practices that move the church beyond making enemies to being the presence of Christ in the world, helping us free ourselves from a faith that feeds on division.
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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