News, VOLUME 11

Fall 2018 Books Preview!

With the Labor Day weekend upon us, here are the 25 new books that we are most eager to read this fall…

Thanks to our Contributing Editor John Wilson for some of these recommendations!

[ Theology ] [ Fiction ] [ Gen. Nonfiction ]  [ Literary ] [ Place ]   [ Poetry / Young Readers ]


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[easyazon_link identifier=”0300215827″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin[/easyazon_link] 

Lauren Winner 

Yale UP (September )

Sometimes, beloved and treasured Christian practices go horrifyingly wrong, extending violence rather than promoting its healing. In this bracing book, Lauren Winner provocatively challenges the assumption that the church possesses a set of immaculate practices that will definitionally train Christians in virtue and that can’t be answerable to their histories.


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[easyazon_link identifier=”0830845410″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World[/easyazon_link] 

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

IVP Book (September)

“The crucial matter today for Christian discipleship is not what you practice but who you practice with.”  – Willie James Jennings, from the foreword.
Many other books of the past and present focus on what we practice, but these books consistently fail to emphasize who you practice it with.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1540960471″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology[/easyazon_link] 

Michael Goheen

Baker Academic ( October )

Lesslie Newbigin, one of the twentieth century’s most important church leaders, offered insights on the church in a pluralistic world that are arguably more relevant now than when first written. This volume presents his ecclesiology to a new generation. Michael Goheen clearly articulates Newbigin’s missionary understanding of the church and places it in the context of Newbigin’s core theological convictions.


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[easyazon_link identifier=”0802876196″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ[/easyazon_link] 

Fleming Rutledge

Eerdmans (September)

“Taking this book to heart would teach us how to live wisely, faithfully, and prophetically in the Time Between.”  – James K.A. Smith


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[easyazon_link identifier=”0802876560″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons[/easyazon_link]

Rowan Williams

Eerdmans (September)

“Here is quite the most beautiful writing on discipleship I know.”
– Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

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