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 ]

General Nonfiction:


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[easyazon_link identifier=”0465097863″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Then They Came for Me: Martin Niemöller, the Pastor Who Defied the Nazis[/easyazon_link] 

Matthew Hockenos

Basic Books (September)

“First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Communist…”
Few today recognize the name Martin Niemöller, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for Me, Matthew Hockenos traces Niemöller’s evolution from a Nazi supporter to a determined opponent of Hitler, revealing him to be a more complicated figure than previously understood.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0802876013″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Battle for Bonhoeffer[/easyazon_link] 

Stephen Haynes

Eerdmans (September)  

Stephen Haynes offers an incisive and clarifying perspective. A recognized Bonhoeffer expert, Haynes examines “populist” readings of Bonhoeffer, including the acclaimed biography by Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. In his analysis Haynes treats, among other things, the November 2016 election of Donald Trump and the “Bonhoeffer moment” announced by evangelicals in response to the US Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage. The Battle for Bonhoeffer includes an open letter from Haynes pointedly addressing Christians who still support Trump. Bonhoeffer’s legacy matters. Haynes redeems the life and the man.


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[easyazon_link identifier=”1419727729″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers[/easyazon_link]

Maxwell King

Abrams Press (September)

The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.


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[easyazon_link identifier=”1416590315″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom[/easyazon_link] 

David Blight

Simon & Schuster  (October)

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0735223580″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment[/easyazon_link]

Shane Bauer

Penguin Press (September)


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